> This is so cool. I can't wait to hear the specifics of how the video data on these is > being dumped. Looking forward to reading about it in the future!
Good news, you can read about it now!
The Domesday Duplicator is hardware which was developed to capture, at the lowest possible level, the data on LV-ROM discs used in the BBC's "Domesday" project from 1986. It just so happens that LV-ROM discs are simply laserdiscs with the option to have specially-encoded data embedded in the signal, replacing audio, of one or more frames. A specially-equipped LV-ROM player - like the Philips VP415 - could read it out.
The thing is, the effective result is a device that can not just dump LV-ROM discs, but which is a general-purpose LD dumping solution that can perform captures at the accuracy level that some of us (like me) have been screaming for for years. Anyway, there's a whole website, check-ch-check it out: https://www.domesday86.com/?page_id=978