VH 2012-4-25 Charlotte, NC CBG 21st Century Master Video Series Vol 34

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March 21, 2017 at 9:57 pm Quote #56197


From guitard: Send me a PM for dropbox links once the show has finished uploading at Dime. Please specify in your PM either 2xDVD5 or blu-ray.

Blu-ray version: http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=587237

DVD version: http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=587236

Van Halen
Time Warner Cable Arena
Charlotte, NC
April 25th, 2012

CBG 21st Century Master Video Series Vol. 34

audio: (CBG) Core Sound Binaural (battery box w/low pass filter) > Edirol R-09; 1536 bit LPCM; audio re-mastered by Jim L.

video – closeup shot: (CBG) Sony HDR-HC1 HD camcorder; NTSC, 16:9 PAR, 29.97 fps; 1080×1440 HD master tape transferred to harddrive via a firewire using a Sony HDR-HC1 HD camcorder with Sony Vegas Pro 13

video – distant shot: (rocknrollover) Canon Vixia 21 1080p HD camcorder; NTSC, 16:9 PAR, 29.97 fps; 1920×1080 HD master tape transferred to harddrive via a firewire using a Sony HDR-HC1 HD camcorder with Sony Vegas Pro 13

video downconverted and encoded to standard definition 720×480 widescreen NTSC 16:9 with Sony Vegas Pro 13 using a 2-pass VBR encoding at 8.2K max, 7.8 avg & 1K min; authored to DVD in Sony DVD Architect Pro 6

All video editing, mixing, audio synching and DVD authoring by Silver Stallion (guitard on Dime)

disc 1 (59 mins)
1. Unchained
2. Runnin’ With The Devil
3. She’s The Woman
4. The Full Bug
5. Tattoo
6. Everybody Wants Some!!
7. Somebody Get Me A Doctor
8. China Town
9. Hear About It Later
10. (Oh) Pretty Woman
11. Drum Struck
12. You Really Got Me
13. The Trouble With Never

disc 2 (60 mins)
14. Dance The Night Away
15. I’ll Wait
16. Hot For Teacher
17. Women In Love
18. Girl Gone Bad
19. Beautiful Girls
20. Ice Cream Man
21. Panama
22. Ed’s guitar solo
23. Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love
24. Jump

I only have one request, that you don’t take these files and post them on other torrent sites. I have many shows to upload. I will upload, let them get seeded by others and after a majority have downloaded the files completely, remove my files so I can seed something new. I prefer to manage my own shows on DIME and The Traders Den. I will upload to other sites when I wish to for select shows. Thanks for honoring my wishes in advance.

This is “CBG 21st Century Master Video Series Vol.34”.
The next show after Greensboro, NC was in Charlotte at the Time Warner Cable Arena. I don’t know why there was a 4 day delay between these shows when there was only a night on and then a night off between all the other shows. I was kind of hoping that they would play Greenville, SC on that open date but it was not to be. This seemed like a long delay as Greensboro was the first show that I found out that Van Halen were allowing filming of their shows, as long as it wasn’t a ‘professional’ camera. I knew I had 2nd row seats again in front of Eddie, and I really wanted to film again in a place that I had filmed before but not with permission like this. It was a long 4 day wait for that cool opportunity to be right there to film.

When I finally got to the venue. the funny thing was, the people at the door were not advised of the policy that filming was allowed for these shows. Isn’t that always how it works. These security guys are conditioned to think that it isn’t allowed all the time that when it is, they don’t get the memo on it being allowed. It makes me think back to when Metallica had a tapers section in the 1991-1997 time frame. The arena would not have a clue about it when you bought the tickets and it would take a lot of explaining and eventually band management would tell them about it and they would give you the Taper tickets. Sometimes even just hand writing it on the ticketmaster tickets. And then when you would come to the show with a Taper ticket and all of your equipment, the security would be clueless about allowing you in with all of it. It was always a cluster F until you were in and filming.
Well, this night in Charlotte was no exception, some 20 years later from the Metallica experiences. I went to the door to talk to the security about bring my equipment in and then once I did, I started talking to the main security people at the entrance with headsets on and they were clueless about filming being allowed. They had to call some band people to get the ok that it was allowed. Turns out, my friend RockandRollOver had an issue with it at a different entrance, and he was told to bring the camcorder back to his car, that it was not allowed. The idiots working there at that entrance had no idea about filming being allowed and obviously didn’t want to check it out. So RockandRollOver had to go out in the parking lot, and load up, and sneak his camcorder in like he was booting the show. He ended up going in the upper level and filming like he didn’t have permission. In the end, that will make for a better mix between my angle and his. I, on the other hand, had a 2nd row seat in front of Eddie. I wanted to make sure everyone that was security around me knew it was OK to film, so once I was down up front in my seats, I showed them the camcorder and made sure they knew about it. Even the guys in the barricade. I talked to them and they knew. I didn’t want any security guy grabbing me during the show and telling me to stop filming just because he was clueless about the band allowing it. With all that squared away, I was set to Rock n’ Roll.

I was there with a friend from work and I was able to sneak him up front with my ticket and he just blended into an empty seat. During the show, the guy right next to him got ousted from the section and seat because he didn’t have a ticket for it as someone came for that seat, but not my friend. He was able to scam an 8th row seat and have it for the show, so that was cool. I was in the 2nd row and had a little more room to film than the crowded sections in Greensboro. I also already had the experience of filming up close in Greensboro under my belt, and I changed a few things based on that experience. One thing I usually do is use manual focus because I don’t like how cameras ‘hunt’ to focus in an arena when you are on the second level filming and the light colors change constantly and the wavelengths of the light force the camera to hunt to re-focus repeatedly. Or people in front of you that get slightly into the picture frame causing the camera to re-focus for an instant. Or a hand and arm from someone goes up in front of you and it causes the camera to re-focus. I just don’t like that so I set the manual focus in an arena and adjust it slightly when I need to. Well, I used manual focus in the Greensboro show, in the 2nd row, and it was really hard to zoom in to shoulders and head shots or guitar body only shots on Ed’s guitar in front of me and then Dave to the center of the stage or when they would be upfront on stage and then go back to the back of the stage or by the drum riser and have the camera stay in focus. I needed to constantly re-focus the camera for the different zoom lengths around the stage being that close. So I decided from where I was at to use auto focus at this show so I wouldn’t need to do that and it worked out really well. The camera self adjusted very welll to the positions of the band members on the stage.

The other cool thing about this show is they did switch the setlist and play Girl Gone Bad instead of Outta Love Again and The Full Bug instead of Romeo Delight. So I was able to film those two songs also. All in all, a really good show and the band was into it also. Dave and Ed noticed me too right in front of them in the same row filming with a camcorder again. That was cool. RockandRollOver got the show from where he was too, so we mixed them together and this is the final production. Alright….I give you the Mighty Van Halen in the southland of Charlotte! CBG5150 Posted to DIME 2017-03-22.


March 25, 2017 at 12:36 am Quote #56221


I look forward to getting this. Thank you CBG and Randy!

March 25, 2017 at 7:52 am Quote #56224


Many thanks as usual Randy!

March 25, 2017 at 11:10 am Quote #56225

King Edward

Really cool – Thanks Randy,

March 26, 2017 at 10:59 pm Quote #56231


Looks Great !! 8)

When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?

March 27, 2017 at 3:27 am Quote #56232


Awesome, thanks guys !
2012 was a great tour, loved the frequent changes in the setlist.


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