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by Tscan
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Customer review: Universal 2K
Replies: 12
Views: 1652

Re: Customer review: Universal 2K

I like the new improvements so far with the sensors and software. The still frame feature is key. I just finished scanning a bunch if K40 R8 came out super sharp. You can also see the camera noise on its own, so I ordered my 2K package today. Really excited.
by Tscan
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Film storage
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Re: Film storage

The conditions you store them is something to consider. Stick to a dry area indoors that doesn't get too hot or humid. I've come across films stored in attics, barns, garage rafters, damp basements ect... with significant degradation. I've also seen rust formed in old metal cans and reels. I just bu...
by Tscan
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The 16mm to HD, 4K or 2k Question
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Re: The 16mm to HD, 4K or 2k Question

A lot of it probably has optical sound. With 60K feet and maybe sound, you could easily end up paying well over 10K to have all that scanned, especially if you want audio sync. You could buy a new Moviestuff 2K unit with 16mm gate and sound unit for less than $7K. The results are really nice. Make s...
by Tscan
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Universal now offering 2K and Audio modules!
Replies: 24
Views: 3576

Re: Universal now offering 2K and Audio modules!

I'm sitting back watching a scan right now of a 400ft spool S8 neg I shot in 2014. I've scanned this roll before before with the old software, probably with the Retro 8, but the colors are so much more accurate and so damn good! I adjusted the green and red sliders a tad but nothing drastic. Won't h...
by Tscan
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Transferring 16mm Prints
Replies: 7
Views: 1004

Re: Transferring 16mm Prints

I'v gotten into scanning prints lately with the Retro unit and AEO light app. I've posted a couple on Vimeo but i'm not worried about anything over copy rights since i'm sharing it for free. I've been gathering prints recently because it's amazing to think of how much information is spooled up over ...
by Tscan
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Universal 2K software release at last!
Replies: 6
Views: 960

Re: New Universal 2K software release at last!

Works great, the compressed .avi are about 500MB, play perfectly and look awesome. .mov's and QuickTime have always been painful on my windows machine so the compressed .avi are just perfect for raw screening.
by Tscan
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Universal 2K software release at last!
Replies: 6
Views: 960

Re: New Universal 2K software release at last!

I like the new look. The initial color settings for negative film is much better, easier to adjust for a cleaner starting point when it comes to color grading. I like the still focus feature too. I tired the .Avi but my version of Davinci doesn't like them. Processing is fast, although my file sizes...
by Tscan
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: MovieStuff surviving Hurricane Harvey!
Replies: 7
Views: 1141

Re: MovieStuff surviving Hurricane Harvey!

Glad to hear, Moviestuff was born from the ashes of Hurricane Andrew if I recall? This one is unreal.
by Tscan
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Universal now offering 2K and Audio modules!
Replies: 24
Views: 3576

Re: Universal now offering 2K and Audio modules!

Andreas Wideroe wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:04 pm
Out of curiosity, do you have any plans to add PTRs to your Retro (or future) scanners?

/Andreas
The Retro 8 had a place for such add ons. I'd be happy with any PTR setup if I could do it at a reasonaw cost
by Tscan
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Universal now offering 2K and Audio modules!
Replies: 24
Views: 3576

Re: Universal now offering 2K and Audio modules!

Sounds good, I sent an email for the sensor upgrade. I might wait until i secure a new camera before I order the upgrade, but it's in the plan. Doesn't sound like I'll need to build a faster PC, so that helps.
by Tscan
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Universal now offering 2K and Audio modules!
Replies: 24
Views: 3576

Re: Universal now offering 2K and Audio modules!

Eesh, been anticipating the 2K upgrade, but the need for added components puts the total cost at $1400. Cuts too far into my budget for new camera and film.
by Tscan
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Audio module for Universal, Retro, Sniper and WorkPrinter units!
Replies: 12
Views: 1733

Re: Audio module for Universal, Retro, Sniper and WorkPrinter units!

The mobile unit sounds really cool, a good asset to a Canon 814/1014XLS. It's a cheaper option for sound sync than buying the new super 8 camera. A lot of people are happy with their old cameras would love to have this. As for scanning, a wide spectrum of public and private institutions are holding ...
by Tscan
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Audio module for Universal, Retro, Sniper and WorkPrinter units!
Replies: 12
Views: 1733

Re: Audio module for Universal, Retro, Sniper and WorkPrinter units!

Brilliant! This is a major step up from the AEO lite app that came out last year, which is also nice. Using that alone has opened up a whole new world of 16mm sound prints scanning, but only works with 16mm optical prints. Looking forward to it :p
by Tscan
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What have you been working on lately?
Replies: 43
Views: 6176

Re: What have you been working on lately?

Nigel wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:14 pm
T-Scan

It is good to be back. How is PDX life?

Good Luck
Pretty good. Have a wife, 2 kids and a house now. Shooting S8 of my kids, doing local music video and scan work in my basement studio. Have plenty of room if your ever back this way to visit-