Can Laserdiscs be transferred to DVD?

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by John, Dec 14, 2003.

  1. John

    John Guest

    Is it possible to record laserdiscs to DVD and if so, how can it be done? I have a 5 Laserdisc set of "The Compleat Tex Avery" that
    I am tired of waiting for the DVD release and would like to record onto DVD myself (I am aware of a French PAL/R2 DVD set that is
    available but, aside from the coding obstacles, it is also missing 5 titles from the LD version).

    Some of my concerns are:

    1. Since DVDs hold more data than LDs, is it possible to add multiple sides of a LD to a single DVD and still retain the formatting?
    (menus, chapter selection, etc.)
    2. I would prefer to use a PC-based DVD recorder. Can I interface the LD to it?
    3. If I record it using a PC can I play it on my set-top unit?
    4. Will the video and sound quality be affected?

    Any additional information, instructions, advice, etc. will be greatly appreciated.

    The Laserdisc set is recorded in CLV format
    My Laserdisc player is a Pioneer CLD-909
    My DVD player is a Yamaha DV-S5270
    DVD recorder - Have not purchased yet. Any recommendations?

    Thanks in advance,
    John, Dec 14, 2003
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  2. John

    Rich Clark Guest

    I have a 5 Laserdisc set of

    Laserdiscs are just ordinary composite analog video. You transfer them the
    same way you would any analog video. The LD's format and the model LD player
    don't matter.

    With a computer you'd need an video capture card with an analog input, or a
    Firewire card plus a DV camcorder with analog inputs. You'd then capture to
    your hard disc and use whatever video editing/burning software came with
    your DVD burner, which you'd also need.

    I don't have any personal experience with console DVD recorders. The new HP
    standlone unit looks interesting at $350, though.

    Rich Clark, Dec 14, 2003
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  3. John

    john33907 Guest

    I have transferred them already to ntsc dvd-r using panasonic stand
    alone dvd recorders..
    As well as
    Tex Avery boxset 5 dvdr
    Looney Toons # 1 boxset 5 dvdr
    Looney Toons # 2 boxset 5 dvdr
    Looney Toons # 3 boxset 5 dvdr
    Looney Toons #4 boxset 5 dvdr
    Looney Toons # 5 boxset 4 dvdr
    Bugs & Daffy Wartime cartoons 1 dvdr
    and the Merrie Melodies boxset.

    send trade offers I am in the USA.
    john33907, Dec 14, 2003
  4. John

    Moviezzz Guest

    It is easy to transfer LD to DVD. I have a Panasonic standalone unit and it is
    great. For those that have the computer and standalones, the standalone is said
    to be better.

    Each DVD holds from 1 to 6 hours, depending on the quality you want it. The 2
    hour a DVD quality is fairly good.

    I also have the Tex Avery set, but since you have to transfer in real time, I
    haven't gotten around to transferring that set.
    Moviezzz, Dec 14, 2003
  5. John

    DarkMatter Guest

    Illegal, retard boy.
    DarkMatter, Dec 15, 2003
  6. John

    unclejr Guest

    (Moviezzz) wrote...
    Easier, yes... But better? IMHO, Not even close.

    You WERE kidding, right?

    unclejr, Dec 15, 2003
  7. I'll affirm the "better" vote.

    drc :)
    Darrel Christenson, Dec 15, 2003
  8. Multipass encoding in a PC inavoidably gives better results than
    single-pass hardware encoding, and PC authoring may provide animated
    menus with branching etc. which of course are not possible with a DVD

    . Steve .
    Steve(JazzHunter), Dec 15, 2003
  9. John

    luminos Guest

    The proprietary filtering and manipulation in stand-alone recorders is
    better than many multipass scenarios that do hot have
    the heavy research (huge $) in the compression area. They, of course,
    target composite input, mostly, and it is superior to
    many PC software approaches.
    luminos, Dec 15, 2003
  10. John

    unclejr Guest

    And a source URL to back up your putative assertion is WHERE?

    unclejr, Dec 15, 2003
  11. All the best filters usch as Dust for reducing grain and various
    decombing and colouring filters etc that work with AVIsynth do anythng
    that needs to be done. Also DVD produced on a PC can of course be
    24fps with a pulldown flag. I've yet to hear of an NTSC DVD recorder
    that records a film source in other than interlaced 30fps. On a PC or
    MAC the DVD can be fully done in Premier or FinalCut Pro, very little
    effort is needed to adjust sound, adjust the levels of a couple of
    scenes, get rid of noise, etc, before rendering the Mpeg. You can dd
    a greyscale filter, most importantly, or sharpen a bit.....

    . Steve..
    Steve(JazzHunter), Dec 16, 2003
  12. John

    luminos Guest

    You can't read, can you?

    luminos, Dec 16, 2003
  13. John

    DarkMatter Guest

    One day, I'm gonna make an EMP or ESD pulser, and trounce on some
    twits' computers, and other household electronic gear. Pop all the
    lame fuks' shit.
    DarkMatter, Dec 16, 2003
  14. John

    HellRazor Guest

    Next stop...the Twilight Zone.
    HellRazor, Dec 16, 2003
  15. Why do you bother to post at all?

    When it comes to factual information I have yet to see a single post by you
    where you've come anywhere close to being correct about anything.

    Likewise I have yet to see any post by you where when it comes to opinion
    that you've acted like anything but some obnoxious and highly disturbed
    little kid.

    A simple search on Google shows this isn't confined to
    You're the same jerk everyone hates and disagrees with all throughout Usenet
    and perhaps in the real world as well.

    Why don't you spend less time posting and more time either in therapy or
    getting a real education.

    Seriously, it's the holidays...there's a lot of stress and such...before
    your next post, just try calling a help line and venting a bit to a

    I realize that you're crying out for help, but I don't think anyone here is
    qualified or is interested in helping you with your problems, nor do I think
    your method of lashing out at others is the way to go about getting help.

    I'm sorry if I've offended you. I *do* wish you well...
    MR_ED_of_Course, Dec 16, 2003
  16. John

    Rich Clark Guest

    I feel the same way about people's retirement investment accounts.

    Rich Clark, Dec 16, 2003
  17. John

    Pug Fugley Guest

    Yeah, that's FAR more legal than making a copy of a laserdisc that you
    own. -rolleyes-
    Pug Fugley, Dec 16, 2003
  18. John

    DarkMatter Guest

    I figured that you were too young an adolescent twit to know that
    such things already exist.

    You be 'tard, boy.
    DarkMatter, Dec 17, 2003
  19. John

    DarkMatter Guest

    Now see? At least we can tell when somebody with a brain makes a

    Good suggestion. Ten years after last published disc release (or
    other medium).
    DarkMatter, Dec 17, 2003
  20. John

    HellRazor Guest

    And you're a broken record who has ceased to amuse me.
    HellRazor, Dec 17, 2003
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