I sent PM, willing to donate if you still need.
Well I have been experimenting for a couple of days with a lowly Win TV Go card and I am really pretty impressed.
I am using the temporal comb, sharpness, temporal and adaptive noise reduction filters all at default settings and I am getting very good results. I have the ATI 750 arriving today that I am going to try also…
Spaced Ranger said:
If you don’t mind lots-of-reading research, AntcuFaalb delves into hardware and technical solutions for top quality laserdisc capturing. Things one may never consider is what he seeks to correct in the capture chain (and they all add up).
Probably the best way is a very narrow Google search of OriginalTrilogy’s AntcuFaalb posts containing the word laserdisc. Copy this line into Google’s text-search area:
From those results, you can preview his postings and then get back to their original threads for context.
Ok it took a while but I did read a lot of those posts, very interesting info. What I still cannot seem to figure out is what is the go to card for LD? For now I have ordered an ATI TV Wonder HD 750 but I am not sure this is the best option after all of my reading. What card should I be looking for? I have read about Holo3Dgraph but cannot seem to find any for sale?
For real-time viewing, you’re probably better off with the external hardware processors you are currently using. (You don’t say which LD player you have - this is the most important part of the chain!)
However, there are some improvements that you can do with a capture and post-processing that are not possible in real-time, eg:
- multiple capture average/median, to remove dot crawl, random noise and dropouts without damaging detail
- use a high quality motion compensated deinterlacer (too slow in software for real-time viewing)
- even better, for film-based content with 3:2 pulldown you can carry out IVTC to get a true 24p output (although some hardware processors can detect a pulldown pattern and do this in realtime, maybe the VP50 does?)
I have a couple of different players but mainly I use a CLD-97 w/ AC3 mod and a Runco LJRII. I just added a Darbee DVP5000s to end of the chain so it looks very good but I still thought a PC would have more power and be able to do good things. Thanks for the reply BTW.
I have an extensive LD collection that I watch frequently, there is a lot of info here about capturing and editing so I am wondering what is the current best way to do this? And actually I am more interested in real time viewing than capturing, would any of the methods here work? Is this done in hardware with a capture card with a high end comb filter or done with dscaler or other software?
Currently I go LD Player -> RCD DRC8335 (comb filter) -> Algolith Mosquito (Noise Reduction) -> DVDO VP50 (deinterlacing / upscaling) -> TV
I like to play around and suspect I can get good results from a PC, just not sure where to start?
I have been gone awhile, really want to organize my preservations collection but it is kind of confusing with the amount of things out there right now, questions -
Laserdisc (I own the Faces, JSC, and SE). I have found the JSC and SE preservations, are there any other versions worth getting?
35mm. I have found the Renegade Grindhouse 1080p version of ESB, are there any other offical releases of ESB or ROTJ / ANH at this point or all still work in progress?
VHS. Are there any preservations at all?
Harmy’s Despecialized. Are the current versions 2.5 for ANH and 2.0 for ESB and ROTJ? Are these “final” releases or still in progress? Just want to make sure I get the latest and greatest.
Any other versions I should look for? Thanks in advance.
Which NZB are you using, DJ? I tried several times and couldn't download it and a number of people seem to be having the same problem. It is the version with the audio fix that you are talking about, isn't it?
All of the ones I have listed (all six movies) are still out there and available, you may have to dig for par's and / or redownload corrupt parts but I believe they can all still be pieced together.
Yes Episode IV: A New Hope is missing a couple of minutes of video at the 7:41 mark, depending on what you watch it on it could crash or just skip the missed portion. I think the other ones are all correct if you see my previous post listing the names of the sets.
Do a search for
"SorryForPostingABadProperNewHopeHereIsAFreshTestedEdition" and you should find the right set (3rd release of ANH) about 144 days old right now.
Here is c/p from nfo file of new release:
**FOR THIS 3RD AND FINAL EDITION**
OOPS, I burned my archival copy of A New Hope onto BD50 and then deleted the files. When I decided to post the corrected A New Hope I pulled it from my BD50 which unknowingly was corrupted and sadly I did not find out till long after the upload was complete and my newest set of victims started complaining. So, to rectify the situation I downloaded my very own first edition of this bluray that had a known audio sync issue (that was otherwise perfect) along with the corrected AC3 audio file I posted several days later. I demuxed the entire bluray project with EAC3to and re-authored a brand new bluray using my existing menu files and the posted audio fix AC3 file in place of the original audio file. Sadly, the DTS mix for the film is lost forever since I did not post that to the groups and the only version I had was the one in the feature on my corrupted BD50 disk. Since the sync was off on the original edition I could not pull from that, oh well... One good thing about that is you have 1.5GB less to download this time around. So what we have here is basically an identical proper reissue minus the DTS film soundtrack and no missing section. I swear, I will survive this project... damn it.
I think I answered my own question, seems the fixed version is:
Can anyone tell me if the ANH Blu Ray was re-released with the problem at 7:41 fixed? Either way is it possible to release a "patch" to correct the issue or will have to re-download the whole thing?
Also if it is not too much trouble can anyone verify the correct names for Episodes I-VI final releases to search for? There are so many different sets I want to make sure I get the correct Wookie Groomer releases, are these correct / most recent / working:
Star.Wars.A.New.Hope.PROPER.REISSUE.Bluray.Format.1080p (was this ever re-released with th 7:41 fix)
They take so long to download I want to verify.
And MUCH thanks to Wookie Groomer, these are awesome.