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by jrcasey1960
Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Warped film on Retro-8 scanner
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Re: Warped film on Retro-8 scanner

More great tips! Thanks so much. I've heard of others using Flycap2 with the Retro-8, but I checked into on PointGrey's site and it looks fairly complicated. I will definitely look at it again, though.
by jrcasey1960
Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Warped film on Retro-8 scanner
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Re: Warped film on Retro-8 scanner

Thanks for the reply! The areas around the sprocket holes are black (reversal). I'm still experimenting. Appreciate the tip about Resolve, I'll look into it.
by jrcasey1960
Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:10 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Warped film on Retro-8 scanner
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Warped film on Retro-8 scanner

Here I am back to get help and ideas from the experts! I've been using th e Retro-8 now for over 2 years. Has worked like a breeze until my current project. The films have some minor sprocket hole damage, but I don't think that is the trouble issue. The films also seem to be slightly warped or waved...
by jrcasey1960
Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Poor man's wetgate
Replies: 6
Views: 1100

Re: Poor man's wetgate

I contacted Brad with Film Tech and he stated that FilmGuard will be back in stock within a couple of months. You had me worried there......
by jrcasey1960
Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Poor man's wetgate
Replies: 6
Views: 1100

Re: Poor man's wetgate

Doug: I apply the FilmGuard manually with PEC pads and I generally do 200' at a time. The FilmGuard is VERY slow drying and will remain wet on the film for days to weeks (although I'm sure it's not, it has an oil-like look and smell). As I mentioned, the trick is not to overapply as that may cause s...
by jrcasey1960
Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Poor man's wetgate
Replies: 6
Views: 1100

Re: Poor man's wetgate

Thanks. I know that Roger did place two holes in the cabinet on one side for the user to mount accessories of their own design. Not being an engineer, I had to come up with my own solution (manual application of a slow drying cleaner/lubricant).
by jrcasey1960
Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Poor man's wetgate
Replies: 6
Views: 1100

Poor man's wetgate

Through other users (including VideoFred) I've recently been using what I term a "poor man's" technique for wetgating and wanted to share it with those interested. I began to experiment a bit because some of the footage I've been transferring lately has very intrusive base scratches. It's a fairly s...
by jrcasey1960
Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Capturing Magnetic Super 8 Sound
Replies: 16
Views: 3055

Re: Capturing Magnetic Super 8 Sound

I run line out from the projector as .wav file and use Premiere to sync by shot. It can be difficult to maintain sync over time, but you generally won't run into trouble for 30-60 seconds at a go. I've sent details to you via email.
by jrcasey1960
Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Scanning artifact?
Replies: 2
Views: 872

Re: Scanning artifact?

Scratch the unsharp mask idea, it isn't that. The junction color is there prior to applying Neat and unsharp mask--just not as clear. The only common factor is increasing the luminance of a darker scan.
by jrcasey1960
Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Scanning artifact?
Replies: 2
Views: 872

Re: Scanning artifact?

After a bit more research, I think this might be an unwanted result of my new best friend: the unsharp mask in After Effects. I'm working on a solution and will post same when it's worked out.
by jrcasey1960
Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Scanning artifact?
Replies: 2
Views: 872

Scanning artifact?

Guys: I've noticed that some of the Super 8mm Ektachrome 160 reversal prints that I've scanned have this strange green hue at the junction of shadows and midtones--especially at the junction of skin and hairlines. Generally seen with indoor shots. Anyone else experienced this and have any suggestion...
by jrcasey1960
Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Non-Customer Sagas and other adventures....
Replies: 10
Views: 1905

Re: Non-Customer Sagas and other adventures....

You might accuse Roger of anything I don't know about, but being "difficult" and "unfair" would not be among them! I think he goes above and beyond in terms of valid customer support. Sounds like he was more than willing to go above and beyond in this non-valid case as well. I would never dream of p...
by jrcasey1960
Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Advice needed from current Retro-8 users
Replies: 53
Views: 23279

Re: Advice needed from current Retro-8 users

Tim: I continue to experiment. Please note that I have the old 2fps version, so I end up doing a lot more post due to registration related exposure issues. These days, I composite in After Effects, cropping the pillarboxes off and use levels to make initial exposure adjustments. I then noise reduce ...
by jrcasey1960
Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Advice needed from current Retro-8 users
Replies: 53
Views: 23279

Re: Advice needed from current Retro-8 users

The images are stored in a proprietary flm format that can be exported as an image sequence or quicktime movie. The image sequences can be exported as TIFF, JPEG, PNG, and BMP formats (you choose). They are exported into a folder under the name you choose for the capture. Sprocket holes are cropped ...
by jrcasey1960
Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Advice needed from current Retro-8 users
Replies: 53
Views: 23279

Re: Advice needed from current Retro-8 users

Boy, what a tough challenge! I've been asking some of these same questions all along and no one could really provide any clear answers. I then had to start experimenting on my own, which is not my preferred way to work (I like cookbook approaches!). Often, you'll come across a tip from someone and i...