Coldplay 2009-07-18 Carson, CA AUD NTSC [DVD0195]

Home Depot Center
Carson, CA
July 18, 2009

This is the complete Carson show, filmed with a miniDV camcorder. Good news and bad news about this video.

The good news: That I was able to obtain it at all, given the level of security at the venue (I smuggled in bulky equipment through walkthrough metal detectors AND handheld wands, wearing only a t-shirt and shorts).

The bad news: I was pretty far from the stage, and only had my standard-definition miniDV. So the footage is more distant, not as steady, and not as crisp compared with my recent compilation and Edmonton videos. Also, my sight line did not afford a view of the main screen which in my opinion is a major part of the show. I shot a bit of the stage left side screen but this was at a sub-optimal angle.

Despite these caveats, it will still be an enjoyable video if you are a big Coldplay fan.

Filmed and authored by: Tapehead2
Filming location: Section 109, row N (side view, stage left)

Audio/video: Panasonic PV-GS120 miniDV with onboard mic
Filming location: Section 109, row N (side view, stage left)
Workflow: MiniDV > FireWire > iMovie > iDVD (authoring) > DVD > Mac The Ripper (extract files, no re-encoding) > VIDEO_TS file

DVD attributes obtained with MPEG Streamclip:
Video: DVD-NTSC, MPEG-2, 4:3, 720 x 480, 29.97 fps, bitrate 5.82 Mbps
Audio: 2ch PCM stereo, bitrate 1.54 Mbps

Chris Martin: Lead vocals, piano, guitar
Jonny Buckland: Guitar, backing vocals
Guy Berryman: Bass, backing vocals
Will Champion: Drums, backing vocals

TOTAL TIME: 1:42:02

Life In Technicolor
Violet Hill
In My Place
Glass Of Water
Cemeteries Of London
Fix You
Strawberry Swing
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face > Talk (techno versions)
The Hardest Part > Postcards From Far Away (Chris solo piano)
Viva La Vida
Green Eyes (acoustic)
Death Will Never Conquer (acoustic, Will singing)
I'm A Believer (acoustic)
Lovers In Japan
Death And All His Friends
Chris addresses audience
The Scientist
Life In Technicolor ii

Intended for free distribution and trade only, never for sale!
Please keep in mind that re-encoding will degrade the video quality.

Filmed July 2009 and upped on Dime October 2009 by Tapehead2.