"1984" original Mac commercial ???

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  1. badda macrumors newbie

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    Hello mac fans,

    I've been looking all over the web for a high quality (as in an NTSC vob, or clear 720x480 VHS rip) of the original "1984" commercial for Apple's Macintosh.

    (I'm not looking for a youTube version.)

    I believe Apple itself used to host high quality mov files of the advertisment a few years ago, but not any more, unfortunately.

    Please, if you know a working URL where I can download "1984", I would be grateful if you would point me towards it.

    Thanks. Any ideas?
     
  2. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    Unless I'm mistaken, VHS is 250x480 in resolution. Maybe somebody has it on a Laserdisc or something somewhere? Its just old enough that I don't see that many high quality versions existing in a digital format.
     
  3. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604

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    I have a few versions of it somewhere, I know I have the 1984-2004 version. If I find anything else I'll let you know. :)
     
  4. MacTech68 macrumors 68020

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    The version that Apple hosted on their website was pretty poor quality back in the day when bandwidth was low and a 28.8Kbps modem was the norm.

    I've never come across anything approaching "high" quality. If anybody does, I'd love to know too.

    I know the original Apple hosted video (just to show how bad it was) is on archive.org but I can't locate it right now
     
  5. badda thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great! If you have a clean version of the original, I would love to have a copy (via something like megaupload/rapidshare etc) please. I'd really appreciate it.
     
  6. MacTech68 macrumors 68020

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  7. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Back in '84 the recording choices were Beta or VHS... :eek:

    That would be the source, unfortunately.... ;)

    I guess is someone had a Beta Hi-Fi copy on a High Grade Tape with great reception, then you can capture it but need to use some sort of TBC with it.
     
  8. cocacolakid macrumors 65816

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  9. MacTech68 macrumors 68020

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    yup... and her shorts have been toned down from the 80's shocking red color :eek:
     

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