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Dystopia 1999.04.30

Friday April 30th, 1999
Hunter On Hunter, Newcastle, NSW, Australia


Taper: Darklife Video
Equipment: Unknown
Lineage: VHS(X) > JVC HR-S5500AM > Tevion DVD Maker+ (ATI clone, eMPIA) > Windows XP > Virtual Dub 1.9.11 > .avi (HuffYUV) > ffmpeg (set DAR 4:3) > .mkv

Video transfer: JVC HR-S5500AM > S-Video > Panasonic DMR-ES10 > S-Video > Cypress CTB-100G TBC > S-Video > Tevion DVD Maker+
Audio transfer: JVC HR-S5500AM > RCA > Tevion DVD Maker+

Video Specs:

File format: .mkv
Video codec: HuffYUV
File size: 5.07 GB
Duration: 14m 15s
TV system: PAL
Framerate: 25 fps
Scan type: Interlaced TFF
Storage Resolution: 720 x 576
Display Resolution: 768 x 576
Storage Aspect Ratio: 5:4 (1.25)
Display Aspect Ratio: 4:3 (1.333)
Video Bitrate: 48.4 Mb/s VBR
Audio Coding mode: PCM
Sampling Rate: 48 kHz
Audio Bitrate: 1536 kb/s


  1. Anger Brought By Disease
  2. Backstabber
  3. Jarhead Fertilizer
  4. Socialised Death Sentence


Thanks to Dane for sending me this VHS to digitise.

The tape itself was quite dark and seemed to have some minor sync/editing issues. I digitised it four times across several different set-ups before settling on the nicest looking version. I then took it into Premiere and resynced each song individually. It still seems to drift in and out a little, which I can only put down to the different camera angles not being synced perfectly during editing.

There is another version of this same tape on YouTube, which has a slightly different title sequence and visuals. The concert footage seems to be the same edit, although the YouTube version is full 4:3 framed. My tape is letterboxed and, in comparison, slightly cropped and stretched.


Show Line-up:

Drizen Reiken, Conation, Infliction, Nihilst, Biceptasaurus, Dystopia