Sorry for not making myself clearer. I was referring to the quad vtr
(actually the mark one had 3 heads in arcuate configuration and AM).
There was something that looked like a picture but not to any standard.
It did show the possibility.
On 3/14/2010 10:34 AM, Ted Kendall wrote:
> 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
> ----- Original Message ----- 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]