Eric Clapton
MCI Center
Washington, D.C.
April 16, 1998

Aud DVD 119.23 mins, Video from Geetarz 239 v 1.1, Sound from Geetarz 065/066
Synchronized and mastered by Boguspomp ( Soundforge 9, Audition 3, Vegas Platinum 9.0, DVD Architect Pro 5.0) Jan 2010

Video Bitrate 5.000 Mbps
Frame Rate 29.97
Resolution 704 x 480 , 4x3
Audio LPCM 1536 Kbps
16 Bit 48 Khz

Lineage : as below plus > download > TLH/ DVD Shrink ( no shrinking involved !) > SF 9 > Adobe Audition 3 > Vegas Pl. 9.0 > DVD Architect Pro 5.0 > You

Geetarz Comments:

Filmed from about 45 degrees off Stage Left, this is a really nicely tripod shot audience video. 
The sound is good but not great, and distorts a bit on the transients - this should be a future candidate to be synced (i.e. Karlheinzed) with the excellent DAT audio recording of this performance !!!

Contrast clause :

Video is not re-encoded or anything. Just added the fantastic LPCM sound, as suggested by Geetarz..
The DVD is now a Dual-layer, as I added the sound in 48k LPCM with 1536 kbps, which makes for around 1.35 GB by itself. 
This DVD is made by an EC fan for EC fans. 

I hope you like the result. We did.


Originally Notes :

Video :

Geetarz 239 v. 1.1 - DVD-R1

Track List:
1) My Father's Eyes
2) Pilgrim
3) One Chance
4) River of Tears
5) Going Down Slow
6) She's Gone
7) Tears In Heaven (acoustic)
8) Layla (acoustic)
9) Change the World (acoustic)
10) Crossroads
11) Have You Ever Loved a Woman
12) I Shot the Sheriff
13) Wonderful Tonight
14) Tearing Us Apart
15) Cocaine
16) Sunshine of Your Love (encore)

Band Lineup:
Eric Clapton Guitar, Vocals
Andy Fairweather Low Guitar, Vocals
Nathan East Bass, Vocals
Alan Darby Guitar, Vocals
Tim Carmon Keyboards, Vocals
Kenneth Crouch Keyboards
Ricky Lawson Drums
Katie Kissoon Backing Vocals
Chyna Backing Vocals
Charlean Hines Backing Vocals

Eric was accompanied by a 20-piece orchestra with Nick Ingman as conductor.

Technical Shit:

Type: DVD
Region: None
TV System: NTSC.

Video Stream:
Type: Interlaced MPEG2
Bitrate: 5.000 Mbps
Framerate: 29.970 Hz
Resolution: 704x480
Aspect ratio: 4x3

Audio Stream:
Type: Dolby Digital (AC3)
Bitrate: 256 Kbps
Number of channels: 2
Sampling Frequency: 48khz
Sampling Bits: 16

This was EC's first performance at the newly-constructed MCI Center in downtown D.C. 

Of note, EC's daughter, Ruth, was hanging out with her dad as she was on Spring Break from school that week, and is in frame most of the show on Nathan's left, dancing along with the show. 

DVD sourced from 2nd generation VHS, obtained directly from the taper, and authored with full motion menus and Dolby Digital 2.0 audio.

My notes indicate this is v 1.1 of this Geetarz production, which tells me this is a revised version of an earlier mastering job. The ravages of time and my poor memory rob me of the difference between the two! But if you have this, please check your version as you may not have this newer, upgraded copy.


~Geetarz, October 2009