Well, I've received the tapes back and all the contents except for the bonus SECAM VHSs (which I will receive in a couple of days).
First, the bad news: The U-MATIC contains the local version of Rare Live. :-( I guess it is the master from which all the Argentinian VHSs were dubbed. It has a very good picture quality and a decent mono audio track, but hardly an improvement.
Now, the good news: Everything else looks and sounds fab! I will be uploading the stuff this week. By default, I will upload high quality H.264 files (15 Mbps MP4s) at the original resolution/frame rate and interlaced plus stereo (or dual mono) 48 kHz/24-bit FLAC files (lossless). I will also take requests to upload the original AVI files carrying the uncompressed YUV 4:2:2 10-bit stream.
Hello everybody! Just a short message to tell that I will start uploading after Xmas... We did very last-minute arrangements for a trip to Patagonia to see the total solar eclipse - which was stunning! And hopefully we will be returning to our home on December 25th.