Re: Maya Deren on DVD

From: Pip Chodorov (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Feb 10 2010 - 10:40:06 PST

Hi Bill,

I made the highest quality transfers possible from the internegatives
and magnetic soundtracks when I released the Re:Voir editions of her
films on VHS, and the same masters were used for our DVDs. The only
difference is the DVDs are compressed using MPEG2, while the VHS
tapes are direct analog copies. But our masters are far superior to
Mystic Fire's 1-inch masters made from positive prints in the 1980s.

Our DVDs and VHS's are available on our website
They are in PAL but you can get PAL DVD players for $50 now.


At 11:02 -0500 10/02/10, William Wees, Dr. wrote:
>Hello, Frameworkers-
>Can anyone tell me if the DVD version of Maya Deren's films is
>superior (in visual quality) to the Mystic Fire video of her films,
>which came out sometime in the 1980s I believe?
>--Bill Wees

For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.