> > In my mind, the final "laserdisc dump" format should contain enough information that if someone had the ability to master a new laserdisc, that it would contain all the information required to do just that and result in a reasonable duplicate without significant data loss, understanding that with the number of analog-digital and digital-analog transitions we've been discussing here, wouldn't be exactly the same.>
> Agreed. And reconverting the digital conversion to analogue, sending it straight into the laser pickup of a player, and having the player both act on the VBI data and display the image it was sent would be an excellent demonstration of the success of the process without needing to build a disc-pressing plant.> >
Ok and how you would "sending it straight into the laser pickup of a player" without additional hardware or additional "cosmetic" work on the LDP itself? Tell us please. You still didnt answer the "significant data loss" question, so again what is lost and why it is significant?
Also, even the intended ideal setup is a analog-digital and digital-analog transition, the only difference would be that you dont have video-audio sync problems, but that can be solved, like Dave in the Firefox thread did.
This is nothing new btw., such stuff already exist, i.e. Dexter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Wu3sVFfFDc As you can see in the video, it is not much needed to fool the real hardware. The real hardware doesnt know, what kind of videostream (meaning the content here) is playing, it could be everything, as long as some specs are met.
The Domesday86 thread is indeed interesting, but if you look what simoni wrote: "As a minimum I'd like the 10-bit capture (@ 30MSPS), but the 20-bit 4:2:2 YCbCr with separate syncs would be even better." Its what my intended capture card (i wrote that already) would do: 10-bit, 4:2:2 (@ 30MSPS), sadly minus the seperate syncs, but that is a solvable thing. He prefer 20-bit, but this is taking a sledgehammer to crack a nut. I dont think it will make a difference and only create more data to backup. The card can capture up to 6 audio tracks btw., so even other LD systems could be covered. I admit, that i didnt think that global, as this thread was mainly about ALG or arcade systems.
> Don't refer to me as 'you guys'. I'm just a contributor. >
Please just spare me, with your ongoing pointless one-liners. Either write a concrete answer and be a (useful) part of the discussion, or just dont answer at all. Your last posts regarding me, are only childish insults. If i have no clue or i am wrong with something, try to explain it and explain it in a way that others can follow (i cant, simply by the fact that the answer is to short and full of abbreviations.). You only pick out stuff , where you are sure you can someone expose as a idiot. You ignore or answer questions that are still unanswered.
You should see, the good things in such a discussion, like the reveal of the Domesday86 project. Something you would miss, with your arrogant attitude and thoughts of "knowing everything".