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Sonik Wiz

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Recently I've been transferring to DVD some of my more appreciated LD's that hard to find otherwise. My trusty 'ol Pioneer DVL-700 has been making some grindy mechanical noise so I figure I better capture stuff while I can.

Any way I've been in that mode of operation the last few days when I ran across this:


I have no idea what the Domesday project is but this approach to getting video & audio off of LD is pretty fascinating to me. The irony is you still need a functioning LD player to use it but it is superior to using the players own 'tronics & using a AD vid cap card like I do. Alot to read there & I'll be back for the sub-topics. I don't think I'll ever do this myself as I'm Arduino dumb. But it would be just about the ultimate DIY!
 

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Interesting idea. Looks like the best possible way to squeeze every last bit of information out of those old analog optical discs.

Once the emulator is up & running, it could be used in conjunction with something like Topaz Video Enhance AI* to produce some impressive content indeed.

* I haven't used their video product, but I am using Gigapixel AI. The improvement it can make to old, lo-res, overcompressed picture files is just some kinda straight-up voodoo magic.

Edit: I wonder if this idea might be adaptible to VHS & other video tape formats? The mind reels (heh).
 
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Interesting idea. Looks like the best possible way to squeeze every last bit of information out of those old analog optical discs.

Once the emulator is up & running, it could be used in conjunction with something like Topaz Video Enhance AI* to produce some impressive content indeed.

* I haven't used their video product, but I am using Gigapixel AI. The improvement it can make to old, lo-res, overcompressed picture files is just some kinda straight-up voodoo magic.

Edit: I wonder if this idea might be adaptible to VHS & other video tape formats? The mind reels (heh).
Wow indeed! Thanks for the tip on the Topaz products. I was completly unaware of those. I've taken a quick glance at the stuff & will check again for more detail. $200 for the video product seems quite reasonable if it lives up to claims.
 

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Well I got all excited after studying the Topaz Video AI. I set up an account, DL'ed the trial app (2.36 GB over 2400 files!) & it seemed to install fine. But when I try to launch it I get nothing. No error message, & no app. I even went to exe file on C: to try launch or run as administrator & nothing. Virus checker turned off & still nothing.

The apps developers aput quite an emphasis on Nvidia high end CUDA cards & mine is an older AMD Radeon that was great at the time but I'd have to go to device manager to know the model & specs. So I may do that. But I can't afford $200 for the app & another few hundred or more for another Vid card. Oh well. Then again tomorrow it might be just fine.
 
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Mr. Wiz! Sorry to hear it didn't work. Yes this software is extremely GPU intensive; CPU as well, to a lesser degree. I upgraded my video card to an 8 GB model, (and kicked up the mobo RAM to 16 GB) just to get better performance out of the picture app; I haven't even tried the video app yet.
 

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Mr. Wiz! Sorry to hear it didn't work. Yes this software is extremely GPU intensive; CPU as well, to a lesser degree. I upgraded my video card to an 8 GB model, (and kicked up the mobo RAM to 16 GB) just to get better performance out of the picture app; I haven't even tried the video app yet.
Well you might be Jim the Oldbie but I guess I am Sonik the Buffoon. Looking closer I see this app is for Win 10. My "family" PC is Win 10. What I tried to install on is Win 7... my Win 7 set up works so perfect. Guess I can see what it does on the upstairs PC!
 

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Recently I've been transferring to DVD some of my more appreciated LD's that hard to find otherwise. My trusty 'ol Pioneer DVL-700 has been making some grindy mechanical noise so I figure I better capture stuff while I can.

Any way I've been in that mode of operation the last few days when I ran across this:


I have no idea what the Domesday project is but this approach to getting video & audio off of LD is pretty fascinating to me. The irony is you still need a functioning LD player to use it but it is superior to using the players own 'tronics & using a AD vid cap card like I do. Alot to read there & I'll be back for the sub-topics. I don't think I'll ever do this myself as I'm Arduino dumb. But it would be just about the ultimate DIY!
wow, that is pretty interesting. I have an old laserdisc player, not sure if it works
 

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Sure, "Barbarella" is even on Blu-Ray.

I have a LaserDisc of a 1983 indy film called "Angelo My Love" - bought it at a hamfest of all places. It was written & directed by Robert Duvall. It's an interesting movie that I always hoped would be released in a more modern format (my LD player died a looong time ago). That never really happened, except a few grainy dubs of it finally showed up on YouTube. I keep meaning to borrow a player somewhere to see if I can get a clean rip of it into the computer but never seem to get around to it.
 

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Sure, "Barbarella" is even on Blu-Ray.

I have a LaserDisc of a 1983 indy film called "Angelo My Love" - bought it at a hamfest of all places. It was written & directed by Robert Duvall. It's an interesting movie that I always hoped would be released in a more modern format (my LD player died a looong time ago). That never really happened, except a few grainy dubs of it finally showed up on YouTube. I keep meaning to borrow a player somewhere to see if I can get a clean rip of it into the computer but never seem to get around to it.
Maybe try this ?:

 

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oh that's funny: I recall reading an article that said she was buying up all the distribution rights, in an effort to shelve it forever!!
 

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FWIW I used a free Microsoft upgrade from Win Seven to Win 10. I did it on two computers my laptop and tower. They were free. I did not have to enter the Windows registration number nor anything else. Both downloads and installs took a bit of time , around an hour or so.

I was utterly amazed. After it was finished rebooting itself a couple of times everything and I mean everything worked perfectly. I had absolutely no complaints. It was a Microsoft download site.
 

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have a LD copy of "Barbarella" that I have never seen. Since Jane Fonda has been trying to bury the film, it's probably the best copy available? did it ever come out on DVD?
I don't know that she's actually trying to "bury" the film; I know she's not particularly proud of it, but it's out there, and on blu-ray now. Too bad they didn't do something with the sound; it's still compressed-sounding mono.
 

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Wow thanks man! Are you registered on this site? The cynical part of me (that's the big, fat part) always figures there's gotta be a catch somewhere...
Sorry I am not on that site. I was just trying to find/post something quick abot Angelo/Barbarella in the 90 secs I had before leaving for a g'kids soccer game. I will poke around for something more solid today.

There is,however, much to be found about Beverly D'Angelo....
 
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