List notation info

Here's a short description of things which may help you understanding my list better.


AUD audio, video audience
PRO video professional, usually a TV broadcast (pro-shot)
DEMO audio demo recording
STUDIO audio studio recording (a DEMO may also be a studio recording)
FM audio radio broadcast
TV audio ripped from a TV broadcast (pro-shot)
SBD audio soundboard
ALD audio assisted listening device
IEM audio in-ear monitor


For audience recordings, it tells what equipment was used to record. For (semi-)professional recordings, like TV / FM broadcasts, webcasts or soundboard recordings, the source info usually tells you the source type, not the specific equipment since it is unknown in almost all cases. For bootleg releases like Silver CDs/DVDs or CDRs/DVDRs I usually list the bootleg title if known. If I know the original source, it is listed too.


If I don't know the exact generation of an analog recording or source, I might denote it by estimation values which are usually related to the picture and/or sound quality:

low 1st - 3rd generation
mid 4th - 5th generation
high 6th generation and higher

Recordings that I got directly from their tapers aren't explicitely labeled but you can identify them by their generation - usually they're MASTER > 1ST or 2ND GEN. In some cases (like the taper's master was destroyed and he used a backup copy or the like) it might also be 1ST GEN > 1ST or 2ND GEN.

Some other terms that might help understanding my notations:

DV digital video - MiniDV, Digital8; but also MicroMV, DVD (DVD Camcorder) or HDD (HDD Camcorder)
HDV, HD, AVCHD high definition digital video
8MM / HI8 analog video
VID unspecified/unknown video source
DVB (-S/-C/-T) digital video broadcast (sattelite / cable / terrestrial) / DAB / ATSC
MD / HIMD MiniDisc
DAT digital audio tape
WAV digital audio file
CS analog cassette
ANA unspecified/unknown analog audio source
SC standalone copy (DAC > ADC)
EQ equalizing
RA reauthoring
RM remastering

A detailed explanation of recording generations can be read in this partially out of date article on notation on recording generations