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by Tscan
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Customer review: Universal 2K
Replies: 15
Views: 2162

Re: Customer review: Universal 2K

I've got a 1 min demo ready, just waiting for the score from a musician. It does not compare old vs new, it's just an example of S8mm and S16mm. Hope to have it online by next week.
by Tscan
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak prices
Replies: 9
Views: 663

Re: Kodak prices

If the $25 price is still listed at their online store, that's what you pay. I ordered up 20 rolls at the old price and they shipped.
by Tscan
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak prices
Replies: 9
Views: 663

Re: Kodak prices

Ouch, and the site has gone pretty silent on S8. It's not mentioned in the consumer section any more, no hype about the camera.
by Tscan
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Customer review: Universal 2K
Replies: 15
Views: 2162

Re: Customer review: Universal 2K

I'm reviewing a scan I just did, from a 200ft reel of home movies ive scanned before with the 1080 camera and old light source. It came out good before, but with the 2K cam and new LED it's just amazing. One big improvement I'm seeing is far less grain. A lot of it has to do with hardly any digital ...
by Tscan
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Customer review: Universal 2K
Replies: 15
Views: 2162

Re: Customer review: Universal 2K

Got my 2K upgrade finally up and running this week. So many improvements, so many options. A wide variety of resolutions, aspect ratios, compression levels, and file formats to name a few. With the new light source, no need to max out the gain for negative film, which leaves you the whole spectrum t...
by Tscan
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Retro 8 retro scan playback isssue
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: Retro 8 retro scan playback isssue

Last I heard, Resolve had given up QT support after 12.5. I rolled my version of Resolve back to 12.0 and QT files show up. The OS could be a factor, I'm still running Windows 7 on that machine.
by Tscan
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Retro 8 retro scan playback isssue
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: Retro 8 retro scan playback isssue

Have you done any upgrades? QuickTime support is fading fast. QT files don't even show up in versions of Davinci past 12.0. Are you on Windows 7?
by Tscan
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Even a reporter for the NYTimes doesn’t know the difference between film and Video
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: Even a reporter for the NYTimes doesn’t know the difference between film and Video

The Youtube link is a horrid VHS transfer of the film. I doubt the Feds have the resources to pull as much info out of that film as any post house with a Scan Station. "The film has become too brittle to run through a projector" I doubt that, but would not trust an old Bell & Howell with a $16 milli...
by Tscan
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Customer review: Universal 2K
Replies: 15
Views: 2162

Re: Customer review: Universal 2K

I've asked myself the same question, and I'm moving to the 2K setup. The goal is to digitally reproduce what's on the film, good or bad, without the inherent flaws of digital getting into the mix. Things like digital noise or grain, pixelation, and more limited dynamic range. 2K may be overkill for ...
by Tscan
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: My New PTR Film Cleaning Assembly
Replies: 0
Views: 414

My New PTR Film Cleaning Assembly

After years of wanting some kind of simple particle transfer roller assembly for basic dust removal on 8/16mm films, I finally found one on Ebay last week. Nice little rig, weighs about 18lbs. I bought the rollers for $25 each, sold as slightly used. They appear to be fresh, but do not seem to be ad...
by Tscan
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: kodak
Replies: 37
Views: 4430

Re: kodak

Kodak Alaris also responded with a confirmation of 100 speed film. If I recall, Alaris is making the sheets, cutting for stills, and offloading sheets to Rochester Kodak for remjet, cut and load into carts.
by Tscan
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: kodak
Replies: 37
Views: 4430

Re: kodak

mr8mm wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:14 pm
Google Kodak Alaris. The comments are not encouraging. Dissatisfied employees, layoffs, difficulty making payroll. I think Kodak shoveled off all the failing divisions and products to Alaris and said go for it boys and good luck.
Maybe Alaris is banking on Ektachrome for a shot in the arm?
by Tscan
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: kodak
Replies: 37
Views: 4430

Re: kodak

Kodak Alaris has confirmed on a FB post today that the Ektachrome will roll out in early 2018.
by Tscan
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: kodak
Replies: 37
Views: 4430

Re: kodak

don't really want to say this, but I don't think there will be a new Super8 camera nor Ektachrome coming from Kodak. I think they missed their window. It is really sad and I really would have hoped they could have gotten this out a year ago when the anticipations and hype was still there. Hype seem...