Older races that aren't potato quality

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7/30/2018 3:16 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/30/2018 3:17 PM

HD obviously wasn't around in the 80s/90s but most of the footage I find on youtube is beyond terrible, maybe from folks massively downsampling files to upload to youtube when filesize and bandwidth mattered.

Has anyone found older races (esp from 70s or 80s) that are relatively good quality?

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7/30/2018 3:25 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/30/2018 3:26 PM

You have unrealistic expectations. Consider yourself fortunate to be able to watch any vintage motocross videos online. Take what you can get and ignore the quality. It's impossible to go from Original Television Broadcast --> VHS Recording --> Youtube upload and expect any semblance of "quality." I converted some old Carlsbad MX races from the early 80s and uploaded them to Youtube. It takes a lot of time and effort to do that.

Even the television broadcast quality back then sucked. You would need to have a digitally altered recording, which likely don't exist.

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7/30/2018 3:29 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/30/2018 3:30 PM


There are some, usually from professional users, who have been able to improve the videos.

The normal user, pass the video from VHS to youtube and in VHS with the passage of time lost the quality.

There is also something good that was recorded in cinematography, although some times it is without sound
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7/30/2018 3:36 PM

queen of spodes wrote:

HD obviously wasn't around in the 80s/90s but most of the footage I find on youtube is beyond terrible, maybe from folks ...more

Downsampling what to who now?

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7/30/2018 3:43 PM

hillbilly wrote:

Downsampling what to who now?

I don't even want to think of all the possible things downsampling can mean down there in Greene county, tn.

Some related to fishing, a few more to 'shine production and/or consumption, and a few more referring to different, um, relations of a personal and penatrative nature.

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7/30/2018 3:55 PM

queen of spodes wrote:

HD obviously wasn't around in the 80s/90s but most of the footage I find on youtube is beyond terrible, maybe from folks ...more

hillbilly wrote:

Downsampling what to who now?

JustMX wrote:

I don't even want to think of all the possible things downsampling can mean down there in Greene county, tn.

Some related to ...more

Greene county,where the family tree is a stump.

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7/30/2018 4:12 PM

This from TVE (spanish tv)



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7/30/2018 4:15 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/30/2018 4:17 PM

There are some decent quality early supercross races on the YouTubes. Search "Supercross Classics"
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=supercross+classics



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7/31/2018 4:05 PM

ruy wrote:

This from TVE (spanish tv)



those are perfect just way too short!

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1989 KX125 resto
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7/31/2018 4:06 PM

Jeremy Macbeth wrote:

There are some decent quality early supercross races on the YouTubes. Search "Supercross Classics"
...more

Yep I have that DVD too. Hoping to find some outdoor motocross footage from that same era. Not much was shot I suppose.

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Ride like a girl!!!
2016 KTM 500 EXC-F
Current project: 2007 Kawasaki KX250-R7 retro build
Current project #2: 1987 Kawasaki KX250-E1 rider/racer resto
1989 KX125 resto
1987 RM250 resto