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I used to work at a historical site that had a little walk through video
exhibit in a cave type thing as you went in. How surprised was I to find
out that the video was actually running off of custom laser disks! I
managed to find one of the old players kicking around, but it was totalled
from a few years of dampness and cold weather. I can only imagine what
these things must have cost to produce in such small numbers. Any other
experience with stuff like this? One of the managers there has one of the
masters hanging in his office as a decoration...
 
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On Tue, 19 Oct 2004 02:44:37 -0500, "Mook23" <no_one@no_where.com>
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>I used to work at a historical site that had a little walk through video
>exhibit in a cave type thing as you went in. How surprised was I to find
>out that the video was actually running off of custom laser disks! I
>managed to find one of the old players kicking around, but it was totalled
>from a few years of dampness and cold weather. I can only imagine what
>these things must have cost to produce in such small numbers. Any other
>experience with stuff like this? One of the managers there has one of the
>masters hanging in his office as a decoration...
>

I used to burn custom laserdiscs for travel information for different
cities. These would be played in hotels to let travelers know what
each city offered. We would update are D-2 tapes every couple of
months and burn laserdiscs from that. I wish I would have taken
pictures of the hardware we used. It was kind of tempermental but
produced good results when it was working.
 

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"sanpablo" wrote:

> wrote:
>
> >I used to work at a historical site that had a little walk through video
> >exhibit in a cave type thing as you went in. How surprised was I to find
> >out that the video was actually running off of custom laser disks! I
> >managed to find one of the old players kicking around, but it was
totalled
> >from a few years of dampness and cold weather. I can only imagine what
> >these things must have cost to produce in such small numbers. Any other
> >experience with stuff like this? One of the managers there has one of
the
> >masters hanging in his office as a decoration...
> >
>
> I used to burn custom laserdiscs for travel information for different
> cities. These would be played in hotels to let travelers know what
> each city offered. We would update are D-2 tapes every couple of
> months and burn laserdiscs from that. I wish I would have taken
> pictures of the hardware we used. It was kind of tempermental but
> produced good results when it was working.

Some of the bigger rock bands with large multimedia productions used
industrial laserdisc players and burners for their a/v productions. U2 used
4 - 6 players at a time during their ZooTV tour in '92 - '93 to project the
various multimedia images timed to the band's songs.

T.B.
 
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