I'm gonna try to keep this tread up one more day. If you'd like some high res scans, just ask. List inside. This is what they look like, and here's what I've done so far, http://imgur.com/a/ptulQ . If anyone else with a LD collection wants to join in too, by all means.
Well, here's the other Dragon Half -
and Capricorn, Villgust still needs to be scanned, so please hold on.
Unfortunatly I didn't know they were supposed to come with inserts when I originally got them, so I didn't check for it when buying them. I've contemplated getting another set with the inserts but that hasn't happened. (Yet.)
I've been trying to get Outlanders for a couple of months now, the last one that came up I was in a bid slap fight with someone over it and I eventually lost 'cause I couldn't justify ^$100 at the time on one LD that shouldn't be nearly this annoying to get.
You nigga where saying the other day that you where going to drop them but you never did.
I don't have a capture card / device, and pointing a camera at a CRT's hardly a viable option. Plus I still need to swap the laser on my machine. (Not unwatchable by any means, but it suffers on certian CLVs and it doesn't do digital audio anymore.)
Do you have a hi-res version of this City Hunter cover?
If it's not in >>156059835 , I can't help.
I haven't really looked into it, to shoot in the dark I'd guess $100-$200 for something really high quality.
Not so much rips from things that have never been ripped before, but higher quality rips using higher quality encode settings and better players is something that probably wouldn't be amiss.
I don't know anything about what constitutes high-quality hardware or settings, but I'm not sure how much of an improvement they'd be. LDs are still akin to VHS after all. Maybe in the future.
A significant jump up from VHS, a small step down from a average DVD, and a small to medium step up from a poorly mastered DVD. Unlike DVD, with LD it's really dependent on the player used that determines how good it looks. Plus watching a CRT with direct-from-disc video from a LD nearly always looks better than it's digitally ripped and viewed counterpart.
Small extra, the back of the obi & the stickers that came with the LDs.
I wasn't scanning backs initially 'cause I was holding out on being super thorough until I got a better scanner. For Dragon Half, I can, but it's really boring. Just a duplicate of the front with credit text. The inserts on the other hand... I'll still scan it if you really want it, just know it's just a bunch of text.
Damn, posted the one with the worse res. Here's a better one.
1982, now to wait three years.
Normally I wouldn't get a OVA / series / whatever on LD that was released on Blu-ray, but something felt wonderfully meta about owning a OVA / documentary about being massive otaku on the definitive format for being a weeb of the highest caliber on.
Another extra, the Char shaped sticker that was on the plastic wrap of Otaku no Video 1982.
A HP C6180, IE some piece of garbage all-in-one that I'm only using 'cause it's the only thing available. I'll most likely wind up rescanning the covers that didn't fair so well (probably most of them), and go through and scan everything thoroughly.
Oh, okay. I was wondering how you were able to get larger items scanned like that. I had some album covers I was trying to scan and Kinkos won't let you scan copyrighted material on their big all-in-ones.
Here's what I've been doing,
Scan the cover four times, rotating it clockwise (or anti-clockwise, doesn't matter) each scan with some books to weigh it down a tad. (I also had to put some small strips of identically shaped/sized wood along the edge to account for the unscanned sides.)
Open the scans up in gimp, if you were stingant enough to keep things straight while scanning it should be as easy as aligning them with only .10 degree rotation off or so at most.
Erase the two edges that were hanging off of the edge with a soft brush so the edge fades from nothing into the not out of focus art.
Manually erase parts of the upper two layers in areas that aren't super sharp on top but are underneath.
Now you have a scan of a thing that's way too large for the scanner.
I forget Vampire Hunter OVAs having Gundam wing Charcter designer
Here's Luna Varga 1-2 (Plot, tomboy princess gets not godzilla stuck up her butt, that she gets to pilot as the brain.)
And 3-4. That box might be problematic though, it's a lot stiffer than a LD cover. Welp, let's see what happens.
This didn't turn out as good as the others, the rigidity of the box wouldn't let it get as close to the scan head. Plus side though, the art wraps around the back, so I'm gonna scan that now.
I wish you had Space Adventure Cobra and Dragon's Heaven. What LD player do you have by the way? I'm going to nipland soon and I want to bring back a player because fuck ebay niggers thinking their shit is worth diamonds.
I have a Pioneer CLD 92, the fancy version of the CLD 3070. (In japan it's the CLD 770) It's not the highest quality player out there, but it more than makes up for it in style. And the entire front pannel flips forward to reveal the disc tray, which I thought was the coolest feature ever put into a LD player, hence why I got that one.
Don't know anything about Space Adventure Cobra, but the mech design in Dragon's Heaven has definitely put it on a maybe list.
Anyone wants some specific covers? I've got a bunch of scans saved.
Cobra is probably the nicest looking TV anime I have ever watched. The BD was fucking amazing so I'd imagine the LD would be slightly less comfy. It's a very fun show at that. Dragon's Heaven is okay, but check out more of Makoto Kobayashi's mecha design. He's pretty notorious for his signature organic design. There's some really neat redesigns of mobile suits from Gundam that he's done as well.
It would be great if some anon with a scanner had those.
And the wrap around. I'm suprised that everything aligned as well as it did, shame 'bout the edges of the end though.
Shit this brings back memories. It's too bad my stuff's in storage but the only crowning achievement (for me) was getting the Japanese Urusei Yatsura and Maison Ikkoku box sets.
Also the Animeigo UY box but fuck that thing was bulky.
English set? I know there were sparce releases, and if there was a single series that managed to get a full release in the US, it'd probably be that one, but I didn't think a complete english language collection managed to be printed in the end.
Yeah back when Pioneer jumped into the anime scene with LD releases and touting the CAV vs CLV quality shtick.
I don't remember if it was ever completed (I think it was but foggy memory mind you) but I know I had to explain it carefully to my local shop on what to order (He kept thinking I wanted hentai)
Walking into a place to buy this stuff seems so weird, there's no way I'd've been be into LD in the 90's, not even accounting for the price, just because of how specific and obscure I get with what I want.