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Oh I never knew there was an alternate cut thank you for sharing! The flame effects don't look great but can see why this version wasn't used
 
I just watched 5,6,7,8 from WTFH DVD , and I can't believe they didn't show the moment when the dancer jumping high after Groove part. It was a highlight moment for that song for me.
 
Incidentally, did we know that there were different versions of the 5,6,7,8 video?

Remastering the line-dancing smash hit 5, 6, 7, 8 presented a lot of challenges because the only available copies of the music video were on analogue tape known as Beta SP.

Analogue tape can lose a bit of quality every time it is copied - and 5, 6, 7, 8 had been copied a lot of times!

Shortly after its release in 1997, the record label decided to make some changes to the music video. The editors took the analogue tape into an edit suite, tinkered with it, and then put the improved video back on to analogue tape.

It looked fine in 1997 - but the resulting copy was not a great source to remaster in 2022.

So, we searched the Sony Music archive to find the original rushes from the music video shoot.

We found two Beta SP tapes with all the rushes from the shoot: the clearest copies of the material we could find.


We then recut the video shot-by-shot and cleaned up any dust, film scratches and tape sparkling before upscaling the video to high definition.

I found it here.

https://licensing.screenocean.com/record/231651/media_id/762843

Spot the difference!

Oh and there seems to be a third version with different cut of one of Lee's raps

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/eNURJvec_90
 
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Mvnl

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Incidentally, did we know that there were different versions of the 5,6,7,8 video?

Remastering the line-dancing smash hit 5, 6, 7, 8 presented a lot of challenges because the only available copies of the music video were on analogue tape known as Beta SP.

Analogue tape can lose a bit of quality every time it is copied - and 5, 6, 7, 8 had been copied a lot of times!

Shortly after its release in 1997, the record label decided to make some changes to the music video. The editors took the analogue tape into an edit suite, tinkered with it, and then put the improved video back on to analogue tape.

It looked fine in 1997 - but the resulting copy was not a great source to remaster in 2022.

So, we searched the Sony Music archive to find the original rushes from the music video shoot.

We found two Beta SP tapes with all the rushes from the shoot: the clearest copies of the material we could find.


We then recut the video shot-by-shot and cleaned up any dust, film scratches and tape sparkling before upscaling the video to high definition.

I found it here.

https://licensing.screenocean.com/record/231651/media_id/762843

Spot the difference!

Oh and there seems to be a third version with different cut of one of Lee's raps

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/eNURJvec_90


What excellent source of plenty of old videos?? (Shame about the logo though, but still.. wish I kept a list of ones unavailable on Youtube)
 
What excellent source of plenty of old videos?? (Shame about the logo though, but still.. wish I kept a list of ones unavailable on Youtube)

Yes The Video Pool is where I got a lot of my 90s/00s videos from. Originally released on VHS, but have been using this digital source to revamp some for my channel lately.
 

Mvnl

Staff member
Yes The Video Pool is where I got a lot of my 90s/00s videos from. Originally released on VHS, but have been using this digital source to revamp some for my channel lately.

Definitely some great stuff! Although I notice sometimes not all of the videos listed under a video are in it (was so excited to finally see the Solid Harmonie ones in decent quality)
 
Remastering the line-dancing smash hit 5, 6, 7, 8 presented a lot of challenges because the only available copies of the music video were on analogue tape known as Beta SP.

Analogue tape can lose a bit of quality every time it is copied - and 5, 6, 7, 8 had been copied a lot of times!

Shortly after its release in 1997, the record label decided to make some changes to the music video. The editors took the analogue tape into an edit suite, tinkered with it, and then put the improved video back on to analogue tape.

It looked fine in 1997 - but the resulting copy was not a great source to remaster in 2022.

So, we searched the Sony Music archive to find the original rushes from the music video shoot.

We found two Beta SP tapes with all the rushes from the shoot: the clearest copies of the material we could find.


We then recut the video shot-by-shot and cleaned up any dust, film scratches and tape sparkling before upscaling the video to high definition.

where is this from?
 
He/Him
I thought it would have made a great platinum collection cover as well, maybe sould have had one cover for standard and one for delux
Me too. As everyone knows, I’ve wanted Faye front and centre for a long time. However, I think Faye being there with her arms up looks like she’s the main one.
 

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