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by MovieStuff
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Customer Universal demo!
Replies: 3
Views: 1316

New Customer Universal demo!

Nice overview of the Universal by another happy customer! :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrP6W6M ... e=youtu.be
by MovieStuff
Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: RetroScan Universal Operating Question
Replies: 10
Views: 2862

Re: RetroScan Universal Operating Question

The Universal software has no image stabilization. If you're having any problems or just have questions, please feel free to contact me. moviestuff@swtexas.net or call me at 830-966-4664

Roger
by MovieStuff
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: RIP Tobin Cinema Systems
Replies: 4
Views: 2075

Re: RIP Tobin Cinema Systems

Tobin Cinema Systems is officially closed for business. Moviestuff is going to get a lot more bsuiness from now on. Clive and I shared a friendly competition for many years. He's a smart guy. But if I was going to get a lot more business because he's closing up shop, then I doubt he would be closin...
by MovieStuff
Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Perry Movie Transfers
Replies: 17
Views: 5523

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 MovieStuff
Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Perry Movie Transfers
Replies: 17
Views: 5523

Re: Perry Movie Transfers

Thanks for the thoughtful reply. I really appreciate and agree that resolution is only one factor of the quality of any image, and optics, the source, mechanical factors and such often have a far greater effect while being far harder to quantify. But it still feels off to me to take one of the few ...
by MovieStuff
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Perry Movie Transfers
Replies: 17
Views: 5523

Re: Perry Movie Transfers

You can find her at http://www.perrymovietransfers.com Hmmm...that web design looks familiar... Just out of curiosity, why the JPEG text? It keeps it from being searchable via Google...is that part of the plan? There are actually plenty of text tags hidden down at the bottom of the page as white HT...
by MovieStuff
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Perry Movie Transfers
Replies: 17
Views: 5523

Re: Perry Movie Transfers

I know it might be inconvenient, but it seems like if your business is handling digital video, picking up a used $300 Mac might be a good investment for those customers working on that platform. I know it's an extra step but making it easy for customers makes them want to come back. Unless somethin...
by MovieStuff
Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:48 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Perry Movie Transfers
Replies: 17
Views: 5523

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. Well, there is no intent to deceive though I suppose I could put a denoted explan...
by MovieStuff
Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Perry Movie Transfers
Replies: 17
Views: 5523

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? Well, not to put too fine a point on it, her page actually says that all film is captured at "1080p quality". The camera is still the same 964 but that's really onl...
by MovieStuff
Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Perry Movie Transfers
Replies: 17
Views: 5523

Perry Movie Transfers

Hi, all! Just a plug for my ex wife Annette' s transfer service. For any of you older forum members, you might remember that she used to run our transfer service in the earliest days of MovieStuff back in Houston. With our daughter in college, Annette has decided to resume doing transfers. She has a...
by MovieStuff
Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: MovieStuff Universal Scanner Review
Replies: 22
Views: 8311

Re: MovieStuff Universal Scanner Review

But by STARTING with full aperture 2k, I have the flexibility to frame up and down in the 16:9 edit frame and didn't have to scale up from what amounts to a 1440x1080 picture. . Oh, I agree. My point was that, for people asking about scanning their home movies in higher resolution than 2k, there re...
by MovieStuff
Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: MovieStuff Universal Scanner Review
Replies: 22
Views: 8311

Re: MovieStuff Universal Scanner Review

Tscan wrote:It appears there's a demo version out there of another 2K home scanner. The quality is not as good as the retro from what I saw, but sometimes people will just gravitate to the numbers.
Which scanner is that?

Roger
by MovieStuff
Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: MovieStuff Universal Scanner Review
Replies: 22
Views: 8311

Re: MovieStuff Universal Scanner Review

You can manually set NLE's like Final Cut Pro X and I'd bet Premiere as well to any size. I'm editing Super 8 in full aperture 2K (2048x1556) right now actually with Final Cut Pro. That's true but my point is it doesn't gain you anything since there's no release format for HD 4:3 that I'm aware of....