At present time it's difficult to surprise somebody with news about an opportunity of digital remastering - the restoration of old but very lovely video. There is a huge variety of available technical ways both in hardware and software products. But any work, of course, has an element of individuality.
The idea to make the full collection of all video performances of Sandra has arisen after the release of Sandra's DVD "Complete history". There are only Sandra's videoclips and two TV performances of Arabesque (where Sandra was the lead singer) on the DVD. At the same time, there exist many unforgettable Sandra's TV-Show performances from different countries of the world. Therefore we made a decision to collect really "Full History" - "The Most Complete History" of Sandra's video (since Arabesque-times till the present moment).
But where to get such videorarities? There can be only two sources of videos - the official and unofficial ("from friends" - the same fans like we).
We tried the first way. The quality of video is maximum, the requirements to remastering are minimum. But this way has turned out to be very expensive and it put the active constraints on an exchange of a collection between fans because of "copyrights".
The second way doesn’t give acceptable of quality of video. The requirements to remastering are maximum. But this way, for clear reasons, is more available.
We decided to go the second way.
At first - about starting "material". In an ideal case we have to receive from the owner original VHS-tapes not below 2-3 copies from broadcast on TV. After restoration of video, the VHS-tape together with digital remastercopy of video on DVD comes back to their owner. In this case we have an opportunity to convert an analog videosignal from videorecorder in digital signal with professional devices. But if we have no opportunity to receive the same VHS-tapes, we agree to receive copies of these VHS-tapes on DVD. In this case, as practice shows, some quality of the image is lost due to household digitalizing (recording from VHS-tape on DVD) the image.