[vcf-midatlantic] Laserdisk transfer to digital?

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Mon Jun 21 19:50:00 UTC 2021


  Frequently this is not the case, though, and it's not the case here.  Matt is a professional video archivist; he wrote the book on this.

                    -Dave

On June 21, 2021 3:45:45 PM Sentrytv via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
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> Re: [vcf-midatlantic] Laserdisk transfer to digital?
> From: Sentrytv sentrytv at yahoo.com
> Date: Jun 21, 3:45 PM
> To: vcf-midatlantic vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org
>
> As usual, there is a complicated answer and way to do things
> and
> there is a simple answer and way to do things.
>
> Somewhere in between is the correct way to do this.
>
> JM2C
>
> Sent from:
> My extremely complicated, hand held electronic device.
>
>> On Jun 21, 2021, at 1:03 PM, Alexander Jacocks via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>>
>> Since Matt has offered, and he has the expertise, I think that we should
>> have him do it.
>>
>> If you want, at the Baltimore workshop, bring the LDs and, and I will bring
>> them to Matt, in Pittsburgh.
>>
>> - Alex
>>
>>> On Sun, Jun 20, 2021 at 4:30 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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