[vcf-midatlantic] Laserdisk transfer to digital?

Chris Fala chrisjpf33 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 20 21:02:08 UTC 2021


Some interesting and relevant information:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZC5Zr3NC2PY




On Sun, Jun 20, 2021 at 4:50 PM David Ryskalczyk via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> > There is a device available called the Domesday Duplicator that would
> allow
> > you to capture the video from Laserdiscs at the best possible quality for
> > archiving the contents.
>
> This really is the way to go — it captures the signal directly from the
> disc, which is then processed using the open-source ld-decode software.
> This allows for some fairly advanced recovery, including dropout
> correction/repair. As the software is improved over time, the captured data
> can be reprocessed, resulting in improved conversions. One downside,
> though, is that each capture can take as much as 40-80GB per disc.
>
> Unfortunately, setting up a capture environment is not the most
> straightforward —among other things, it is necessary to calibrate the LD
> player using a GGV1069 calibration disc. I'm not sure these are still
> available, but as of 6 months ago or so they were from Donberg Electronics
> and PacParts.
>
> More detailed information on this process can be found at
> https://www.domesday86.com/?page_id=978 <
> https://www.domesday86.com/?page_id=978> and  assistance can be obtained
> at the project Discord which is linked from
> https://www.domesday86.com/?page_id=416 <
> https://www.domesday86.com/?page_id=416>. If the quantity of discs does
> not justify setting up a capture environment and VCF is willing to mail the
> discs to a project member for capture, it might be possible to arrange for
> this as well — they are very much interested in getting non-movie LaserDisc
> titles captured.
>
> David
>
> > On Jun 20, 2021, at 4:29 PM, Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >
> > On Sun, Jun 20, 2021 at 4:23 PM Jeff Salzman via vcf-midatlantic <
> > vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >
> >> I have a laserdisc player, time base corrector, and video capture card.
> How
> >> soon does this need done?
> >>
> >
> > There is no rush for this, but I would like someone to work on it
> steadily
> > so that it doesn't get forgotten.
> > A player was donated, but don't know if it works or if it is better or
> > worse than your player. I will leave that up to you.
> > Alex Jaccocks has offered to do this, but maybe both of you can figure
> out
> > between you two who wants to do it or collaborate.
> >
> >
> >>
> >> Jeff Salzman
> >>
> >> On Sun, Jun 20, 2021, 3:23 PM Dean Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic <
> >> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >>
> >>> So called “Video Game Enhancers” are simple time-base correctors and
> will
> >>> remove Macrovision.
> >>>
> >>> On Sun, Jun 20, 2021 at 3:07 PM Wil Birkmaier via vcf-midatlantic <
> >>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Laserdisc has a few different formats: all analogue, analogue video
> >> with
> >>>> mono analogue audio and digital audio, or analogue video with all
> >> digital
> >>>> audio.
> >>>>
> >>>> They key to a good capture these days is to get the best composite
> >> video
> >>>> converter you can find as the video is stored like a vinyl record, as
> >> an
> >>>> analogue composite video stream. So yes using the svideo on some of
> the
> >>>> newer players, the conversion of composite to svideo is still not the
> >>> best.
> >>>> I need to find a link to a decent converter to 720p I have been using
> >>> with
> >>>> vhs and am happy with.
> >>>>
> >>>> On Jun 20, 2021 14:45, 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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