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Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series - Rolex24 at Daytona

January 26-27, 2013

This is the 51st running of the ROLEX24, the 24 hour sports car endurance race at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida, USA. This is the first race of the 2013 season. This is also 1 of 4 races in the North American Endurance Championship.

The race was broadcast on SpeedTV in HiDef in two parts. Part1 includes the pre-race ceremony and hours 1 thru 8 of the race. Part2 includes the last 6 hours of the race plus the post-race ceremony. The middle part of the race was streamed over the Internet in low rez but not broadcast, so it is not included.

The raw digital capture of the broadcast is 98GB in size at 18 megabits. This was edited down to 91GB by removing all commercials, station breaks, on-air promos, and anything not directly related to this race. As a result the racing action flows smoothly with no interruptions. The audio has been maintained at the highest quality level. Whereas the video bitrate has been reduced substantially to fit it onto a 25GB Blu-Ray BD-ROM.

There is a tiny flaw in that the first 20 seconds of the Part2 broadcast is missing due to an equipment problem. It happens during a recap of the overnight part, not broadcast, so none of the live racing action is missed. And because the two parts are joined together you might not notice it. It happens immediately after the credits role for part 1 so watch carefully.

There is also a problem with the audio getting progressively out-of-sync with the video.. The pre-race interviews are perfect, but over time the sync slowly gets worse. It is only noticeable when talking heads are on-screen which is not often. By race end the post-race interviews are badly out of sync with the video running behind the audio by 3-4  seconds. I was reluctant to release this video because of this ugly flaw. But it is not a "show stopper" and the video quality is otherwise great throughout, so here goes.

This download is a .ISO file intended to be burned to a 25GB Blu-Ray disk of type BD-R. The disk I made plays very well on my Blu-Ray console player connected to my big-screen TV. The audio is Dolby 5.1 and the blended sound of several cars at high speed is awesome and contributes quite a lot to the overall entertainment value.

If you don't have a Blue-Ray burner you can use a software "virtual" Blu-Ray drive emulator to "mount" the ISO so that it appears as a real drive. I recommend the freeware DAEMONToolsLite for this purpose. Once mounted, you can play the content using any Blu-Ray capable media player, such as the free DAPlayer or VLC.

If you need the actual video files to re-encode for a different device, etc. then mount the .ISO and drill down thru the Blu-Ray folder structure and copy out the one file, located at BDMV->STREAM and named 00000.m2ts. Or you can extract the video file directly from the .ISO by using a tool like PowerISO.


The specs:

Part1 duration: 5hr 42min
Part2 duration: 5hr 2min

Video: BDAV AVC H.264 1280x720 (16:9) at 4400Kbps, 59.94fps
Audio: AC-3 6-channels, Dolby 5.1 at 384Kbps, 48KHz, 16bits


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