Jebediah-N.D.C. (2002)

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Released 25-Jul-2002

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Music Main Menu Audio
Credits
Web Links
DVD Plus
Rating Rated G
Year Of Production 2002
Running Time 18:00
RSDL / Flipper Dual Sided Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 1,2,3,4,5,6 Directed By None Given
Studio
Distributor

Sony Music
Starring Brett Mitchell
Chris Daymond
Kevin Mitchell
Vanessa Thornton
Case Soft Brackley-Transp
RPI ? Music Jebediah


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame Full Frame English Linear PCM 48/16 2.0 (1536Kb/s)
English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s)
Widescreen Aspect Ratio None
16x9 Enhancement No
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio 1.33:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles None Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

    Jebediah N.D.C. is a DVD release of this Australian band's single, N.D.C.

    This disc contains footage of the band Jebediah performing five of their tracks live at the Channel V studio in Sydney. This is a DVD-Plus format disc with one side of the disc consisting of a standard DVD-Video program and the other containing two CD audio tracks and CD-ROM data. The CD-ROM side of the disc includes the CD-Audio tracks N.D.C. and Nothing Lasts Forever (Acoustic) as well as small MPEG-1 versions of the tracks included in the DVD-Video program.

    The following live tracks are included on the DVD-Video side of the disc.

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Track Listing

1. N.D.C.
2. Nothing Lasts Forever
3. Fall Down
4. October
5. Baltic Ballet

Transfer Quality

Video

    The full frame transfer is presented at its original aspect ratio of 1.33:1.

    The transfer is extremely sharp throughout but footage from a single camera placed behind the drummer is obviously softer. As the transfer is always brightly lit there is never any problem with shadow detail. No low-level noise was detected at any time during the transfer.

    The colours displayed during the transfer are always vibrant and well saturated.

    No MPEG artefacts were detected at any time during the transfer.

    A number of aliasing artefacts were detected throughout the transfer. Some examples of these artefacts may be seen at 0:04, 1:24, 2:21, 3:31 and 4:17 and due to their frequency they are moderately distracting.

    As this live performance was shot on video, no film artefacts are present during the transfer.

    No subtitles are provided on this disc.

Video Ratings Summary
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Shadow Detail
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Film-To-Video Artefacts
Film Artefacts
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Audio

    The disc contains an English LPCM 2.0 soundtrack and an English Dolby Digital 448 kbps 5.1 soundtrack. I listened to both tracks in full and preferred the PCM track.

    The lyrics are clear at all times during both tracks. No dropouts or problems with audio sync were detected at any time during the transfer.

    The surround channels were used minimally to reproduce the front main channels at a lower volume and this did not create an enveloping soundfield.

    The LFE channel was used effectively throughout the transfer.

Audio Ratings Summary
Dialogue
Audio Sync
Clicks/Pops/Dropouts
Surround Channel Use
Subwoofer
Overall

Extras

Menu

    The non-animated menu is presented at an aspect ratio of 1.33:1.

Credits

    This section is a listing of band members and crew responsible for the video production.

R4 vs R1

NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.

    This disc does not appear to be currently available in Region 1.

Summary

    Jebediah N.D.C. is an entertaining live performance by the band but the short running time and small number of CD-Audio tracks is disappointing.

    The video transfer is of high quality and is only marred by a number of aliasing artefacts.

    The LPCM soundtrack is of high quality but the Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack is a little disappointing.

    There are no real extras included on this disc but this could have been easily supplemented with a band biography or discography.

Ratings (out of 5)

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© Anthony Kable (read my bio)
Sunday, October 20, 2002
Review Equipment
DVDToshiba 2109, using S-Video output
DisplaySony KP-E41SN11. Calibrated with Video Essentials.
Audio DecoderBuilt in to amplifier/receiver. Calibrated with Video Essentials.
AmplificationFront left/right: ME75b; Center: DA50ES; rear left/right: DA50ES; subwoofer: NAD 2600 (Bridged)
SpeakersFront left/right: VAF DC-X; Center: VAF DC-6; rear left/right: VAF DC-7; subwoofer: Custom NHT-1259

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