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 Post subject: Oddity- RLV Laserdisc "PictureTel"
PostPosted: 08 May 2020, 06:56 
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This is a fun one. I found out yesterday that my RLV Discs weren't actually blank, here is the content of the first one, I'll have the other up on this thread in a day or two as I have to rerecord it due to accidentally recording the wrong audio track.

Anyhow this RLV disc is about the PictureTel corporation and a VERY EARLY form of Video conferencing, I believe this is from 97-98' going off of the "LMLT" mentioned in the video.

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 Post subject: Re: Oddity- RLV Laserdisc "PictureTel"
PostPosted: 08 May 2020, 12:33 
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From 1997 - '98, a real glimpse of the future there then.

Thanks to you pokefraker, these posts are really interesting & really great to see.

A big two thumbs up again to you :thumbup: :thumbup: .

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 Post subject: Re: Oddity- RLV Laserdisc "PictureTel"
PostPosted: 08 May 2020, 15:25 
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This is probably the first time we have knowingly watched RLV video, so many thanks for sharing this with us.

The video quality is much better than I expected. Where there any picture stop codes? I was thinking that they could have just put this on tape if they did not need to take advantage of the random access or still frames.
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PostPosted: 08 May 2020, 15:37 
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This is probably the first time we have knowingly watched RLV video, so many thanks for sharing this with us.

The video quality is much better than I expected. Where there any picture stop codes? I was thinking that they could have just put this on tape if they did not need to take advantage of the random access or still frames.


I didn't notice any picture stop codes on this one, but the disc also had "old" hand written on the label so I'm curious if this was a mistake disc or something but the other disc is completely different (but still for the same company). I'll double check the second disc when I rerecord it in the coming days.

I was also really surprised by the video quality, especially after the Ford LD's I've been doing recently :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Oddity- RLV Laserdisc "PictureTel"
PostPosted: 08 May 2020, 16:25 
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1min30secs I was almost certain the background music was about to break in to Mr Mister!

SO TAAAAAAKKKKKKKKKEEEEEEE...........THESE BROKEN WIIIIIIIIIINGSS!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Oddity- RLV Laserdisc "PictureTel"
PostPosted: 09 May 2020, 16:38 
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Judging by the disc saying "videowall" on the label, this makes more sense to me as to why they chose LD. I am assuming videowall is referring to some sort of composite public display. You would definitely need random access if they were displaying this at a convention, etc. Disney used laserdiscs in the lines of some of their rides because of the looping capabilities.
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 Post subject: Re: Oddity- RLV Laserdisc "PictureTel"
PostPosted: 09 May 2020, 17:31 
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Disney used laserdiscs in the lines of some of their rides because of the looping capabilities.


What I wouldn't give for a Star Tours or Captain E.O. promo LD....
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 Post subject: Re: Oddity- RLV Laserdisc "PictureTel"
PostPosted: 09 May 2020, 18:31 
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Disney used laserdiscs in the lines of some of their rides because of the looping capabilities.


What I wouldn't give for a Star Tours or Captain E.O. promo LD....


I'd give up my RLVs, Song of the South, left nut, and my first born child for a star tours LD.
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 Post subject: Re: Oddity- RLV Laserdisc "PictureTel"
PostPosted: 09 May 2020, 18:41 
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There was someone who posted here about a year ago who had one or two Disney LDs for sale that I think were used for rides. I think they were in the custom 3M jackets and sold for $100 or so.

I don't know why they had 3M make the discs when Disney themselves had a LVDR 610A.
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 Post subject: Re: Oddity- RLV Laserdisc "PictureTel"
PostPosted: 10 May 2020, 08:28 
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The second RLV is up, this one is from 1999.

One thing of note is that the audio track on this one was only on 2(R), first time I've seen that, and it's the reason why I had to rerecord it.

Also; only half of the video has any sort of audio on it, the second half has nothing on either audio track.

This, along with the fact it doesn't contain the laser-etched title on the data side leads me to the conclusion this project wasn't finished or this was a rough cut of sorts.

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 Post subject: Re: Oddity- RLV Laserdisc "PictureTel"
PostPosted: 03 Jun 2020, 07:05 
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I have some information about your second disc. I have the same one.



Don't mind the streeeeeeetch. I'll figure it out eventually.

Copy/paste from the description
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This is a videowall presentation possibly shown at the 93 Taejon (now known as Daejeon).

Want to learn more about the Taejon Expo?
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taej%C5...
Expo Museum: http://www.expomuseum.com/1993/

This was captured from a recordable laserdisc.

Q. WHY IS THERE NO SOUND FOR MOST OF THE VIDEO?
A. #1This was captured from a recordable laserdisc which have been known to contain raw footage for editing purposes. This may have been a pre-voiceover master. Or the voiceover was to be live at the Expo.
A. #2 There was a tone present through one channel which I removed as it was unpleasant. The tone may have acted like a dialup tone to relay information to a computer at the expo or the editing unit.
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