Poor analogy. I have heard a straight dub of the first time the Ampex was
used in anger, namely the opening show of Bing Crosby's 1947 season. Nothing
appalling there, I can tell you - technically, at least...
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From: "Shai Drori" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, March 14, 2010 6:22 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] What do you think I should do?
>I have already heard a sound file generated by image processing. Don't
>remember where it was, but I think it was someone here in Israel. Sounded
>horrible but it proved the possibility. Kind of like the Mark 1 from ampex.
> On 3/14/2010 7:53 AM, Michael Biel wrote:
>> Alex Hartov wrote:
>>> Make high resolution images of all the pieces. Use light at ~45degree
>>> incidence from two side ( two separate pictures). I am sure it will be
>>> possible to revive the music from that.
>>> If you want I'll make it a project to recover the sound from the
>>> pictures. I teach a class in image processing.
>>> Alex Hartov
>> I hope it works. I must make a comment here because I have been
>> preaching about the possibility of playing phoyographs of records for 40
>> years. I realized around 1970 as I took photos of journal pages and
>> paper files to use as microfilm as a replacement for notetaking while
>> researching for my PhD. dissertation that it was great that I could
>> capture the page in an instant and read it later but when I took pictures
>> of records I could only read the label info, not hear it. No instant
>> capturing of the sound. Dubs had to be real-time. But I was sure that
>> if the pictures could be taken so that the record was evenly lit -- like
>> using a ring light around the lens -- and not have wedges of light, the
>> sound could probably *someday* be played.
>> When the design for the photographic system for the Rigler Deutsch Record
>> Index was being developed I pleaded with them to light the discs evenly.
>> But their ONLY concern was legibility of the label and the matrix number
>> markings. But there are now unplayable photographs of 700,000 78s in the
>> RDRI films. (For those who do not know, the records were photographed
>> and the data entered into the computer from the films. Instead of the
>> records being moved to the computer in those days of the mainframe, the
>> special camera came to the archuve.)
>> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]