Originally Posted by Papai2011
Oh yes, that'd be cool, but what about the hardcoded italian subtitles? You can't fix that unless you use another English PAL Laserdisc source, cause all the DVDs and Blurays are cropped!
Can you tell me which LD player you got(the model no.), and what process do you use, or will, in order to capture the laserdisc movie as a video file in your HDD?
I'm interested in doing something like that myself, hence asking your opinion on the matter!
I've done it before with another movie - I can't write here which one, it's only a movie that was released on theaters, then on special edition on theaters and video, then on DVD, than on BD, each time with, ehr
, "improved" features... I repeat, I can't write here the title
, but I will do EPV and EPVI if there is enough interest...
Well, let's talk about JP: I will use several PAL italian laserdiscs (three copies at least) for the whole movie, and the PAL UK boxset laserdisc for the scenes with subtitles; if the colors of the UK and IT will match, I'll use only the frames with subtitles, otherwise if colors are consistent enough but not identical, I'll use the whole scenes with subtitles from the UK. The DTS US NTSC will be used for audio only. I have also the US NTSC CLV and CAV, but I think I will not use them for video. I could, perhaps, use the "making of" NTSC laserdisc, but as it is available on the BD, I don't know how much could be useful...
Process: I use avisynth and virtualdub; the captures will be median/averaged to have less video noise, then a bit of sharpening and noise reduction, upscale to 720p to release the final product as AVCHD 1280x720 @23.976fps - video coded as AVC/H.264 at least at 7000kbps (probably more); soundtracks will be italian (of course, as I'll do it for myself and my familiy and friends), english (still don't know if UK is better than US NTSC laserdisc), and surely english DTS (for BD only) - further soundtracks will be used ONLY if someone could provide them and ONLY if they are from laserdisc - so it could be from french, german, spanish PAL laserdiscs, as they exists - the soundtracks will be AC3 2.0 384kbps Dolby Surround encoded on AVCHD, and PCM 2.0 1536kbps Dolby Surround encoded + DTS 5.1 full bitrate on BD; subtitles (forced and full) will be present accordingly to related soundtracks - I'd like to use literal subtitles (matching the dialogues word-by-word).
I have several laserdisc players; for the project I wrote before, I decided to use Pioneer CLD-D925, S-video out; capture card is based on the Philips SAA713x, a quite good capture card, but the comb filter in the laserdisc player seems to work better. If I'll do this project, maybe I will use another laserdisc player, like the Pioneer LD-V4300D, an industrial player with linear motor like the Pioneer HLD-X0, or a simple Pioneer CLD-600, as it has no digital "frills" like the 925; I have to check my old CLD-2950, as it seems its belt must be changed...
Last thing: IF this project will be started, and IF it will be appreciated enough, I could always think about JP:TLW (same things as JP, apart the subtitles scenes will be taken from the english NTSC laserdisc, until I could locate a PAL UK one)
What do you think?