1975 AO final on YouTube (Newcombe-Connors)

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  1. krosero

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    I really appreciate your taking the time to do this but why don't you wait until you've found some very good high resolution video transferring software from ddl2 or some such site instead of uploading them in comparitively poor quality, it would be worth the wait! ;)
     
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    Just FYI, I have no plan right now to upload more large videos without looking into better methods, but I wanted this one done because it was the last on my short list of videos to do. I want to get back to my main tennis project (counting stats), and only when that is done to put some effort into the whole question of getting better software and hardware (because that's going to take some doing).
     
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    It's the Aussie from 1975. You're not going to find much higher resolution than that. I have that match on DVD. It doesn't look that much better. In fact, that clip looks quite good compared to many more recent matches I've seen on youtube.com.
     
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    I was just cross-posting with you on this same point, that yeah, what I said above refers to the general question of image quality which we were talking about in the other thread; but I'm not unhappy with the way this particular match came out. The original dvd, in fact, had me a little concerned; and as always I wish that making YouTube clips did not involve some loss of image quality in the uploading process, but they do. That's the general reason for seeking better equipment/methods.
     
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    I've just thought of something...

    Have you asked Laurie what software he uses?
     
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    Thank you krosero,

    I was born in 74, so to see these old vids is great to see, as I was too young to experience them first hand....

    I just can't understand why Melbourne hosts any sporting events in all honesty.. The weather is bad, and so are the manners of the people.. I love the Australian Open, but I think the crowds go a little stupid at times with face painting and ethnic rivalry..

    And it seems that the manners in 1975 were a little backward as well.. Even listening to the commentators. They sound like my uncles and grandfathers.. I am glad those days of old opinionated Australian grumpy men are over.. Jimmy Connors was an ***, but to call double fault and carry on like they did in that first clip, just reminds me of my youth and days gone by..
     
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    ^Frank Sedgman, a Hall of Fame player, was one of the commentators. I thought he was quite good. And he wasn't that old in 1975.
     
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    One of the announcers is named Colin. Anyone know if that is Colin Dibley?
     
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