Finishing up the U.S. LD capture on the 704 as we speak. (Same settings as before.) Side 2 was a bit tricky, as modern players start playing back from where the timecode tells them to. This also tends to chop off the famous Laserdisc logos that often open each side of older titles.
Older players start from the absolute beginning of a side, which gives you more seconds of "black" signal to start recording.
Side 2 comes up much faster on the U.S. disc, so there may be a split second of the player jumping back to the start of the chapter as I hit the record button. Kind of annoying, but nobody at Pioneer was anticipating backing up these things to digital media. ;)
I think the Japanese disc is going to be the bulk of whatever the end product will be though.
Where were you in '77?