[vcf-midatlantic] Laserdisk transfer to digital?

Sentrytv sentrytv at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 20 18:53:40 UTC 2021

I would think depending on the player,
You could use the highest resolution possible to video capture the content.
Many laser disc players have S-video which is probably the best resolution you’ll get.
And if sound is as important as the video, some players have optical outputs to capture audio.
If copy protection is an issue, then it may be a different story.
That is mostly dependent  on the video capture card.


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> On Jun 20, 2021, at 2:46 PM, Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> Does anyone know if it is possible to transfer laserdisks to a modern
> digital format? There are 16 laserdisks recently donated that have C
> programming training from 1984, which was part of a UNIX and C
> training program. The reason for the transfer is that we don't know how
> rare these disks are nor how long laserdisk will last.
> There are 16 laserdisks as well as supplemental floppy disks and some paper
> manuals.
> =========================================
> Jeff Brace
> Vice President & Board Member
> Vintage Computer Festival East Show-runner
> Vintage Computer Federation is a 501c3 charity
> http://www.vcfed.org/
> jeffrey at vcfed.org

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