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    So what software is being discussed in case #4 on the ilda page?

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    thats pretty clever, but you could always play back a show into an ADAT machine and then re-capture it and convert it using LC-ADAT... not as elegant but it works...

    copy protection of any digital information is doomed... look how much money the RIAA/MPAA has put into it and they still cant do it... the RIAA is really screwed because no matter how much copy protection you have a 1/8" to 1/8" cable is all it takes to connect the line-out on my pc to the line-in and record away

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    Quote Originally Posted by flecom View Post
    thats pretty clever, but you could always play back a show into an ADAT machine and then re-capture it and convert it using LC-ADAT... not as elegant but it works...

    But this method would eliminate having to buy the original playback hardware (?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by polishedball View Post
    But this method would eliminate having to buy the original playback hardware (?)
    well ya pretty much, once its output from the original hardware its just analog signals, if you can capture them you can do whatever you want from there...

    for example most of my pangolin shows I output to ADAT and then recapture because they are hour long shows and sometimes cant be a single showtime show (due to my QM only having 256mb of ram) and to avoid annoyingly long "loading frame" time between shows we play them back from ADAT (on an HD24) or I capture them as WAV files and then play them back via a sound-card dac...

    and since they are my own shows its technically ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by flecom View Post
    well ya pretty much, once its output from the original hardware its just analog signals, if you can capture them you can do whatever you want from there...

    for example most of my pangolin shows I output to ADAT and then recapture because they are hour long shows and sometimes cant be a single showtime show (due to my QM only having 256mb of ram) and to avoid annoyingly long "loading frame" time between shows we play them back from ADAT (on an HD24) or I capture them as WAV files and then play them back via a sound-card dac...

    and since they are my own shows its technically ok
    Yeah I get that part, was trying to say it seems this mystery software referred to would allow you to play back shows with never buying the original hardware or software. That it stand alone would play and decode shows if you had there previews.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polishedball View Post
    Yeah I get that part, was trying to say it seems this mystery software referred to would allow you to play back shows with never buying the original hardware or software. That it stand alone would play and decode shows if you had there previews.
    well, how determined are you?

    you could theoretically take a video, separate it out into individual frames, then run it though something like TraceIT and turn them into individual ILDA files and there you go

    or actually doesn't pangolin already have a video>laser application?

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    [QUOTE=flecom;162090]well, how determined are you?

    you could theoretically take a video, separate it out into individual frames, then run it though something like TraceIT and turn them into individual ILDA files and there you go

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    Quote Originally Posted by mixedgas View Post

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    You use a screen capture program that can do it at 15 ~ 30 FPS without breakup, if preview playback is on a PC.
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    [QUOTE=mixedgas;162096]
    Quote Originally Posted by flecom View Post
    well, how determined are you?

    you could theoretically take a video, separate it out into individual frames, then run it though something like TraceIT and turn them into individual ILDA files and there you go

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    Try it some time, most cameras/vcrs/dvds break the laser image across frames and fields.

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    how do you think LC-ADAT works?

    hint: exactly the same

    even if the "image" is broken up across "frames" just like the video looks normal so will the projected laser frames... you cant really tell where a frame starts/ends anyway if they are animated properly

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    The problem with capturing with a camera and then tracing is that if the capture framerate is too high you end up with split frames or maybe even parts of the same frame captured more than once. If the capture rate is too slow you might capture more than one frame at once. Consider what happens when two frames are captured during a single exposure. There is a definite order to the frames but the trace software won't know that. It may end up creating an ILDA file that draws the beginning of Frame 2 before the end of Frame 1. Or may it interlace portions of each. Although you would still perceive some sense of animation when playing it back through a laser projector, it would not be as fluid if captured correctly.

    I don't know anything about the software mentioned in #4 to even guess how it was done but I do know that a programmer has a lot of tools at their disposal to steal the frames long before they are displayed on the screen or on a wall. My bet would be that they were stolen through some software hack that let them grab the ILDA stream.

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