VINYLVIDEO®

Videos on Vinyl

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Proudly introducing
A revolutionary, all analog media
The VinylVideo®
A vinyl disk featuring music and video!

story


At Supersense we've a soft spot for analog ideas that seem to be impossible at first. Against all odds we invest lots of energy and resources in order to make them become a reality, and we're now very proud to introduce you to the VinylVideo® - featuring not only sound but also a video on a classic record!

The revolutionary idea to press videos on a record comes from the Austrian media artist Gebhard Sengmüller. Since 1993 he was pursuing this idea, coming up with first experiments with the help of the computer scientist Günter Erhart. Since the foundation of Supersense, the scientist Martin Diamant elaborated and developed the existing developments further at the Supersense laboratories, where a complete production facility allows cutting vinyl video records at the recording studio.

principle


This newly developed analog technology re-writes the history of moving images and audio recording: the VinylVideo® stores both moving pictures and synchronized sounds on a classic record. This opens up the possibilities of new visual experiences as well as a return to a more direct narrative. With its unparalleled charm, VinylVideo® offers the opportunity to bring the art of substantial representation back to television in its original form. All you need is a VinylVideo® record, a TV, a record player, and your VinylVideo® Pre-Amplifier.

VinylVideo® is an analog format that doesn't use digital compression at all. As on traditional analog television, VinylVideo breaks up every picture into a picture lines. The video is stored as a stereo signal - and not as the usual video signal. That's why you need a "translator" between the turntable and the TV: the Supersense VinylVideo® pre-amplifier.

Like any high-quality phono pre-amplifier, it amplifies the weak signal from the pickup to make it usable for normal line inputs on a stereo. But it is able to decode even further, namely the VinylVideo® signals, an audio/video output (analog or HDMI) to a TV set. Both moving magnet and moving coil systems can be used. VinylVideo® uses standard stereo records, record players and pickup needles, not modified in any way. A normal video signal (that can be understood by your TV set) of course contains far too much information for any audio media to handle, so a completely new and special analog video signal format had to be developed, taking into account the particular physical conditions prevalent in the phonographic process.

Although as much information as possible is squeezed into the groove, VinylVideo® images are only black and white, have less resolution than the average nowadays, and are accompanied by a low-fi mono sound track. Because of this, we can say that watching a VinylVideo® movie creates a quite special aesthetic experience.

converter


The video on a VinylVideo® is stored as a stereo signal and not as the usual video signal. That's why you need this audiovisual phono pre-amplifier, which serves as a "translator" between your record player and your TV. Like any high-quality phono pre-amplifier, it amplifies the weak signal from the pickup to make it usable for normal line inputs on a stereo. But it is able to decode even further, namely the VinylVideo® signals, an audio/video output (analog or HDMI) to a TV set. Both moving magnet and moving coil systems can be used.

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editions


Together with the record label Sounds of Subterrania - owned by our fantastic Gregor Samsa - we're proudly introducing the first VinylVideos® worldwide, featuring a selection of carefully selected artists, using this revoluationary technique in the most interesting, compatible, thought-through and exciting way.

THE COURETTES

THE COURETTES

€ 16,90

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MOTÖRHEAD

MOTÖRHEAD

€ 16,90

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FRANKIE STUBBS

FRANKIE STUBBS

€ 16,90

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