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by christoph
Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:59 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?
Replies: 270
Views: 16621

Re: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?

Sorry to jump in at this point but is the basic argument that a Super 8 SD transfer up-resed in software to HD is basically the same as a true HD scan? no, the argument (well at least mine) is that there is no such thing as *one* SD transfer and *one* HD transfer. a SD transfer from a spirit, or fr...
by christoph
Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?
Replies: 270
Views: 16621

Re: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?

I don't think anyone suggested throwing "bad TVs" into the equation. But typical HD monitors do not do as good a job with SD up-scaling as they do with presenting original HD content. Whether that constitutes a "bad TV" or not, that's simply the fact of the matter and, therefore, has to be taken in...
by christoph
Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?
Replies: 270
Views: 16621

Re: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?

You should invite Chirstoph to this discussion, he is very good at details regarding image quality and resolution too. He transfers his super8 to HD, and at the same time he was arguing in another thread in this forum that HD for super8 was overkill. I can´t bent my head around that.. thanks for...
by christoph
Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: best c-mount lenses
Replies: 41
Views: 2869

Re: best c-mount lenses

hey mattias, i was on the same train, but i also wanted a lens that covers 2/3", which makes the selection smaller. i found that most of the affordable modern (industry) c-mount lenses were ok for sharpness (none was great wide open though) but lacked in terms of "pleasant images". i know it sounds ...
by christoph
Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:52 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Super8 signal processing
Replies: 64
Views: 5087

Re: Super8 signal processing

hiya,

save the money and get a used enlarger lens. like a componon-s or rodagon APO if you want to be fancy. mount it reversed if you have a large sensor camera.

it will cost you about 50-100EUR on ebay and they are as good as it gets.
++ christoph
by christoph
Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:50 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Attempting Home Telecine of Neg Stock, Tips?
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: Attempting Home Telecine of Neg Stock, Tips?

hiya,

the full CTB (LEE 201) works pretty good. you can also add 1/4CTB or CTO to get closer, but since you probably want to do some fine tuning in post anyway it doesnt really matter. if you use a tungsten lightsource, you need at least two layers.

++ christoph
by christoph
Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:43 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bit torrent: A technical pyramid scheme?
Replies: 32
Views: 2438

Re: Bit torrent: A technical pyramid scheme?

So the last guy would have a seed ratio ot 0.0 because nobody is there to download it, and you can´t expect people to hold on to a torrent for ages, just to find someone who would download it. Well you could expect that from your buddies, but not from the average downloader. you pretty much hit ...
by christoph
Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:41 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bit torrent: A technical pyramid scheme?
Replies: 32
Views: 2438

Re: Bit torrent: A technical pyramid scheme?

But, again, my general question is whether this is seen as a general distribution tool that allows access by people outside the network or whether it is really only practical as a group-peer exchange mechanism where there is an agreed upon code of ethics involved. it works great on sites where ther...
by christoph
Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:40 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bit torrent: A technical pyramid scheme?
Replies: 32
Views: 2438

Re: Bit torrent: A technical pyramid scheme?

roger, you should really read the wiki entry and possibly one or two other sites about the tech involved in bit torent. the real beauty is that the file isn't one huge multi-GB file that everybody has to wait for complete before they can share, but that it's a multi-segment thing (some KB to MB usua...
by christoph
Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bit torrent: A technical pyramid scheme?
Replies: 32
Views: 2438

Re: Bit torrent: A technical pyramid scheme?

Don't you have to upload the whole file and spread it across multiple PCs for anyone after that point to benefit from the faster download time? not really, if you upload only 50%, everybody can already spread those 50%. it could even be that you seed 50% to peer1 and the second 50% to peer2 and the...
by christoph
Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bit torrent: A technical pyramid scheme?
Replies: 32
Views: 2438

Re: Bit torrent: A technical pyramid scheme?

Yeah. I saw it as a kind of "inverted" pyramid scheme where the early investors don't get as good a deal as later investors. Based on the explanations so far, that seems like a pretty fair description. i don't quite understand why you're thinking about a "deal" and "investors" etc, everybody benefi...
by christoph
Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:06 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bit torrent: A technical pyramid scheme?
Replies: 32
Views: 2438

Re: Bit torrent: A technical pyramid scheme?

hi roger, bittorrent will never be as fast as a direct copy from sata drive to sata drive in the same PC - it is a network protocol, so it was never intended to be used that way. in reality, the distribution speed is mainly limited by the upload speed of the first seeder. if i start a torrent with 1...
by christoph
Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:21 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: PTC 1. The next step.
Replies: 249
Views: 23121

Re: PTC 1. The next step.

yeah, sparky and me are on 86% now, i guess he'll be first because i'm often downloading from him, but he not from me... i should have the file 5 minutes after him though ;) i'll leave the computer on overnight to help seeding till the first few people have 100%. then we can tackle the HD files :P +...
by christoph
Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:53 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: PTC 1. The next step.
Replies: 249
Views: 23121

Re: PTC 1. The next step.

and somebody already has 21% on the SD files That's me! :oops: ...and I'll get the HD in a few days :oops: I should stop- this is silly! well, as long as you don't have to pay for your bandwith it's not silly at all. the beauty of the torrent network is that you do not slow down other people by dow...
by christoph
Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: PTC 1. The next step.
Replies: 249
Views: 23121

Re: PTC 1. The next step.

you guys are funny... how much easier can it be? one guy puts up a torrent (and even kent managed to do that ;) and the other guys install a client, double click the file and wait. of course if somebody wants to put up some real money it's possible to set up a webserver with enough bandwith for 20 p...