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by MovieStuff
Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Retro-Universal 16mm Sample
Replies: 12
Views: 3556

Re: Retro-Universal 16mm Sample

I posted new samples from my RetroScan Universal -- 16mm, Reg and Super 8mm. Very happy with the machine so far. THe Neat Video Denoise does help. It was an interesting adventure to capture and sync up the sound on the 16mm release prints. RetroScan Universal samples .. 2 min. https://vimeo.com/158...
by MovieStuff
Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: WorkPrinter XP timing help
Replies: 6
Views: 1530

Re: WorkPrinter XP timing help

Geoff Rogers wrote: One other point I would like your opinion on is that the USB mouse is plugged into the PS2 port with an adaptor, I suppose that is not the problem or is it.
Yes, that can definitely cause latency issues. Just plug the USB mouse directly into a USB port and avoid adapters.

Roger
by MovieStuff
Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: RetroScan Universal Film Scanner Review
Replies: 2
Views: 2160

Re: RetroScan Universal Film Scanner Review

Awesome! Glad it's working well for you. Always nice to get positive feedback on our units.

Roger
by MovieStuff
Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: WorkPrinter XP timing help
Replies: 6
Views: 1530

Re: WorkPrinter XP timing help

There really isn't a "start" or "normal" position for the timing disc because every camera/computer combination is different. What I can tell you is that there are really only two spots on the timing disc that will give proper results and only one of those will be consistent and the other will come ...
by MovieStuff
Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: WorkPrinter XP timing help
Replies: 6
Views: 1530

Re: WorkPrinter XP timing help

The problem is that you can get this same timing error under several of conditions: 1) You might have the timing set wrong. 2) You might have the timing set right but your drive isn't keeping up 3) You might have the timing set wrong and also your drive isn't keeping up. Are you capturing to an inte...
by MovieStuff
Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Universals for Academy and USC Film Archives!
Replies: 0
Views: 964

Universals for Academy and USC Film Archives!

http://www.moviestuff.tv/academy_universal_small.jpg http://www.moviestuff.tv/usc_universal_small.jpg Just got back from installing two Universal Scanners! One for our long time client, the Academy of Motion Picture Film Archives in Hollywood and the other for the Hugh Hefner Archives at the Univer...
by MovieStuff
Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Retro-Universal 16mm Sample
Replies: 12
Views: 3556

Re: Retro-Universal 16mm Sample

I still need to install the stabilizer, since i'm scanning on a hallow desktop. Nice! Yes, I highly recommend installing the brace block and move to a more solid surface. I think you will see a more steady image. When dealing with micro-photography like this, vibrations can't really be tolerated. R...
by MovieStuff
Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Playback speed for frame by frame capture
Replies: 7
Views: 1735

Re: Playback speed for frame by frame capture

If you captured with CineCap, it has a built in speed conversion function. All you do is select the speed you wish and then process. It will produce a second set of files with the correct pull down pattern for your desired frame rate. If you are on a NLE and want to slow it down from the 25fps rate,...
by MovieStuff
Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: RetroScan UNIVERSAL
Replies: 24
Views: 11352

Re: RetroScan UNIVERSAL

Hi Carl & Roger. A timely and interesting discussion for me, as I'm in the middle of writing a simple paper on just this very subject. I have been asked many times about using 2K and 4K cameras on a continuous transport systems (CTS) and with the expectation of maintaining 24fps and upwards scannin...
by MovieStuff
Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: RetroScan UNIVERSAL
Replies: 24
Views: 11352

Re: RetroScan UNIVERSAL

Thanks, Carl. I will say that, while your formula is technically correct, the reality is sometimes surprisingly different. In other words, things that seem impossible on paper often work just fine in real life. When we were developing the unit, we of course captured a benchmark frame stationary and ...
by MovieStuff
Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak awakens, new S8 camera announced at CES '16
Replies: 94
Views: 76233

Re: Kodak awakens, new S8 camera announced at CES '16

Look closely. This is the Logmar camera sold by PRO-8. Unfortunately Kodak, Pro8 and Logmar are in an exclusive arrangement. It is unfortunate that Logmar chose this exclusive arrangement because this will limit any price competition and in the long run depress sales. I know other companies that wo...
by MovieStuff
Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak awakens, new S8 camera announced at CES '16
Replies: 94
Views: 76233

Re: Kodak awakens, new S8 camera announced at CES '16

OMG. So Kodak has a chance to redefine 8mm for a new generation and the best they can do is Max-8? Really? Max-8???? If the film isn't going to be projected and is destined for the home HD screen, why not put the sprocket hole on the frame line and use the entire width of the film for a true wide sc...
by MovieStuff
Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: RetroScan UNIVERSAL
Replies: 24
Views: 11352

Re: RetroScan UNIVERSAL

Thanks for your consideration. The only way I can help is if the unit is returned to "factory condition", so to speak. Once we know the unit is working correctly or, conversely, know what the problem with the unit might be, then a solution might be viable. Until then, we don't really have enough of ...
by MovieStuff
Sat Dec 19, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: RetroScan UNIVERSAL
Replies: 24
Views: 11352

Re: RetroScan UNIVERSAL

Carl, check your email.

Roger
by MovieStuff
Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: RetroScan UNIVERSAL
Replies: 24
Views: 11352

Re: RetroScan UNIVERSAL

The Universal obviously has a perf sensor, otherwise it would not know when to trigger the camera. The sensor also provides a speed feedback reference to the motor control circuit to maintain a constant speed. Proper adjustment of the sensor knob is required so that the sensor is not fooled by clear...