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by RyanH
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Wolverine 8mm and Super 8 Movie Reels to Digital MovieMaker
Replies: 36
Views: 12343

Re: Wolverine 8mm and Super 8 Movie Reels to Digital MovieMa

I think the results from this machine look fairly decent for what it is... perfect for regular folks who just to watch their old home movies.. Really? I think the compression and artifacting on that is shockingly brutal. I've seen film-to-VHS-to-digital transfers with more sharpness and detail. If ...
by RyanH
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Identifying 16mm sound (6 track optical???)
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: Identifying 16mm sound (6 track optical???)

Btw, great filmstrip. Would love to see one of these. I have never seen more tracks than 2 here in our facility. Neither have we. It's bizarre. I guess I kind of want a sanity check. This really looks like 6 tracks of optical to other people too? And my googling has turned up nothing. Not a single ...
by RyanH
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Identifying 16mm sound (6 track optical???)
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Identifying 16mm sound (6 track optical???)

So I've got a roll of 16mm film with a really odd optical track. It sure looks like 6 channels of optical audio which is absurd and ridiculous. Does anyone have any idea what this is and how it could be played? I've attached an image. You might need to scroll over to the optical track on the far rig...
by RyanH
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: wolverine film scanner from B&H
Replies: 3
Views: 1099

Re: wolverine film scanner from B&H

I can't find them now, but I ran across some test video and reviews of this a while ago. The two biggest issues seems to be that its only output is heavily compressed mp4 files and that it blends everything into a 30fps video stream. So no individual frames and lots of compression artifacts. You cou...
by RyanH
Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Perry Movie Transfers
Replies: 17
Views: 3600

Re: Perry Movie Transfers

"1080 quality" could actually be achieved by scanning 8mm film in standard definition PAL and then uprezzing to 1080. If I ask them what the resolution is and they say it is 1080 and it's really 964, they have misrepresented the technical specs of the camera. But if they say the camera is 964 resol...
by RyanH
Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: GamMac: a new Avisynth tool to remove color cast
Replies: 4
Views: 2975

Re: GamMac: a new Avisynth tool to remove color cast

Neat technique. Looks similar to some of the automatic curves adjustment tools in Photoshop. If so, watch for some odd results in edge cases where the original footage genuinely had little or no information in one or more of the colour channels. Examples would be shots of blue sky over blue water, o...
by RyanH
Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Perry Movie Transfers
Replies: 17
Views: 3600

Re: Perry Movie Transfers

You could realistically cut the resolution by 30% or more down to only 720p and, honestly, you'd never see the difference on regular 8 or super 8 home movies displayed on a typical 42 inch diagonal flat screen and you could double the resolution and it still wouldn't be enough for 16mm Kodachrome. ...
by RyanH
Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Perry Movie Transfers
Replies: 17
Views: 3600

Re: Perry Movie Transfers

Huh. 964 is only 90% of 1080p, and you have to be cropping inside the frame otherwise you'd lose even more when you crop out any oversampling. Just feels kind of disingenuous. 1080p is a very specific technical claim.
by RyanH
Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Perry Movie Transfers
Replies: 17
Views: 3600

Re: Perry Movie Transfers

That's good to know. Quick question Roger, on her page is says she is capturing at 1080p. Does that mean you have upgraded the camera?
by RyanH
Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Samples from In My Image 4k scan - down to HD
Replies: 20
Views: 5501

Re: Samples from In My Image 4k scan - down to HD

I hope you made sure to use the electronic shutter on the camera and not the mechanical one, otherwise you are going to kill your mechanism in a hurry doing this.
by RyanH
Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Retro Scan Universal experiments using the gh4 in 4k
Replies: 9
Views: 2067

Re: Retro Scan Universal experiments using the gh4 in 4k

I hope you made sure to use the electronic shutter on the camera and not the mechanical one, otherwise you are going to kill your mechanism in a hurry doing this.
by RyanH
Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Uncompressed Workflow Retro-Universal
Replies: 8
Views: 1393

Re: Uncompressed Workflow Retro-Universal

Thanks very much for this. The difference between the original 1080 and the Vimeo 1080 version is really shocking. But for 50x the file size it better be! I'm looking at the uncompressed version and it looks like there is an awful lot of colour noise in the image. Is that just me, or do you notice i...
by RyanH
Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Sample images from the new Filmfabriek HDS scanner
Replies: 14
Views: 3046

Re: Sample images from the new Filmfabriek HDS scanner

Tscan, the Muller scanners work with any of the Point Grey cameras (and from what I understand from their site, should work with almost any USB3vision camera). The two Muller lists on their site are recommendations, but not requirements. Andreas and RCBasher are just referring to the cameras by the ...
by RyanH
Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Sample images from the new Filmfabriek HDS scanner
Replies: 14
Views: 3046

Re: Sample images from the new Filmfabriek HDS scanner

That's great to hear, and will be a singular resource for the community once it's out there