> Yes its true, i have no clue about DAQs, Logic Analyzers and such, but to be honest > for this purpose, i am maybe to dumb to see the relevance for such a setup. It doesnt > make much sense at all for me, because the benefit is minimal to none. This is a > conclusion which even Dave from the Firefox thread has come, a man that build a > hardware emulation of a LDP. If the MAME devs think, all of this is needed, i sadly > think that some of those games will be gone forever. > > On the other hand, i have a clue, how to do a proper capturing from a composite > output. I worked long enough in a tv station and in different post production houses, > that i know how to do it. How to treat interlaced material and so on. I explained my > concerns in the previous posts and why i think the approach in the past is not ideal. > I am open and interested to hear from you, why i am maybe wrong with my conclusion.
Doing a video capture is not a dump. That's the point. A dump of analog data should be representative of the original analog medium, which in this case is an electrical video signal. A Rec. 601 translation is not a dump of the data. It is a conversion to a modern format, and it is not reversible. Rec. 601 filters and samples the signal, which is exactly what we will have to do, but it also demodulates the signal and applies a comb filter, which, primarily for flexibility, is something we should do digitally with shaders.
It's similar to why I don't consider samples to be adequate in place of discrete audio. We need to get as 'close to the source' as practical. Sampling the video signal is certainly practical (admittedly expensive, though only one person needs to do it). If the direct laser thing turns out to be practical (and reliable) we should do that instead.