> I guess the question needs to be asked: is the current method indeed sufficient, or > do we hold out for a capture of the undecoded composite video? (or even *gasp* the > raw RF on the disc?) > > Arguably, the current format is sub-optimal because it uses lossless storage for a > signal that has already undergone "lossy" conversion from composite to component > format. However, it's the best we can do without exotic, unproven solutions. > > I suppose a third option is to use a lossy format with smaller files. This would make > a lot of people happy, but goes against the goal of preservation, so I'm not keen on > this alternative. > > All is not lost, though... Captures are happening that are compatible with the > current CHD format, but there's not much interest in releasing them if they're likely > to be replaced. > > And that's where things have been stuck for quite a while now.
Thank you very much for your work in Daphne and your researches in this area, it's much appreciated. Thank you also for coming here tell us about it. It's really comforting to know that something is being done about it.
I'd be very happy seeing these new captures released, no matter if it will be replaced or not. It seems to me that, being these captures already done, releasing it wouldn't be the hardest part anyway. But, of course, it's not my work, it's not my call, so I wont even pretend I feel entitled to anything, but damn, that would be so cool.