What model will work
I have tried 3 from china and all shows as cameras not a video device like a laser player
There must be different to a vhs player for some reason
So does anyone know what works to grab the movies
Also how can one record the Dolby track from the disc as a grabber has no digital connections
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Don't buy any capture device from china,they are all crap,buy a decent capture device such as an osprey,others here can give you more options on what to use.Capturing from a laser disc is the same as a vhs.I think,therefore i am a hamster.
I have an Osprey 827e pci/e card capable of analog & digital video, analog & digital audio captures. I use VirtualDub to cap my laserdiscs as the supplied Osprey program only caps lossy. You want to use the composite output of the player, not s-video. Laserdisc is a composite RF signal. If you have vhs tapes, try using a s-vhs player and use the s-video output. You will want to deinterlace video footage, and IVTC film footage via AVISynth.
Really apreciate all of this
Can you give me more info on removing Interlace never used that program for that purpose
You may need a AC3 RF demodulator to decode the digital PCM into AC3 before feeding it to the digital input of the capture card.
I have not seen a card with a digital input as well as the normal ones
Magewell is a VERY decent Chinese-based manufacturer of cards/devices. Maybe not ideal for vhs, but certainly not crap. Also, capturing from LD is different from VHS because LD by it's disc-based nature has a form of stabilization to the signal (much like a TBC),whereas VHS is quite FAR from stable (without assistance).
I do agree that for VHS and many analog SD captures (particularly consumer-based formats), Osprey is at or near the top of the list. But those are getting harder & harder to find.