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by MovieStuff
Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:01 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Retro-8 Film Scanner Review
Replies: 92
Views: 45621

Re: Retro-8 Film Scanner Review

Thank you to everyone who messaged me with helpful tips. The problem had nothing to do with the tension clip. I really knew it couldn't get much tighter. It was never implied that it should be tighter but that it should be adjusted properly. As noted via a photo in the instructions, and as I explai...
by MovieStuff
Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Retro-Universal: Advice on computer setup (Mac user)
Replies: 3
Views: 2001

Re: Retro-Universal: Advice on computer setup (Mac user)

Hi, John! I don't know anything about Macs but my advice would be the same even if you were going to edit on a really nice PC. Remember, using the Universal is a two part process. You scan all your film and then you set the software up to export overnight in the desired format, such as HD or SD, .MO...
by MovieStuff
Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: "In My Image" Super 8 feature film now on youtube
Replies: 9
Views: 5228

Re: "In My Image" Super 8 feature film now on youtube

slashmaster wrote:
Oh so a little bit of regular 8 and some miniDV to film transfer?
I shot the airplane effects on a double Super 8 Canon Scoopic. Beautiful camera. There were some aerial shots and also two foreground miniatures, complete with camera pans. Worked out great.

Roger
by MovieStuff
Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Retro-8 Film Scanner Review
Replies: 92
Views: 45621

Re: Retro-8 Film Scanner Review

Please send me a link on how to adjust the tension clip without adjusting the screw. I can't find one on your website. Here is an updated video with the windows adjusted a bit. I also ran the machine by itself (without the window of the software) after the video. It starts at apprx 4 min 30 seconds...
by MovieStuff
Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:29 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Retro-8 Film Scanner Review
Replies: 92
Views: 45621

Re: Retro-8 Film Scanner Review

Wow. I don't believe I threatened you in any way. You seem to be the one threatening, getting defensive and again blame the user. Simply not true. I'm not defensive; you are simply using the unit incorrectly. I can't pretend that you are using the scanner correctly and also help you solve your prob...
by MovieStuff
Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:05 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Retro-8 Film Scanner Review
Replies: 92
Views: 45621

Re: Retro-8 Film Scanner Review

The tension clip isn't being set properly. As noted in the instructions, the tension cannot be adjusted with film on the unit. You do not increase or decrease tension by tightening the screw. The screw is there to hold the clip in the proper place for correct tension. Also, the screen inset is block...
by MovieStuff
Mon May 30, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Retro-8 Film Scanner Review
Replies: 92
Views: 45621

Re: Retro-8 Film Scanner Review

I also am having the same exact problems as the gentleman listed way above on the first page. My unit was delivered in Dec, 2014. The frames jump all the time. My jumps even when scenes change. It also doesn't capture when the film is really light. I have installed the anti static part and it still...
by MovieStuff
Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Trailer for my new film
Replies: 10
Views: 3304

Re: Trailer for my new film

Nice! Love the time lapse of the night sky rotating.

Roger
by MovieStuff
Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Wonderful consumer scanner for Super-8 from the East
Replies: 41
Views: 14302

Re: Wonderful consumer scanner for Super-8 from the East

john59 wrote:So what does this mean?
"Corruption of the film occurs in the use of this product (including data), it will not be compensated."
Yikes. Maybe it means:

"Your film will be damaged in the use of this product, (including the picture area), you will not be compensated for the loss."

Roger
by MovieStuff
Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Wonderful consumer scanner for Super-8 from the East
Replies: 41
Views: 14302

Re: Wonderful consumer scanner for Super-8 from the East

Wow. That would be just a little over $400 USD. Quality and 200 foot limit aside, I can't imagine how they can make this thing and sell it for a profit at that price, even with economy of scale being factored in. Man, their labor and material costs per unit must be pennies. Crazy.
by MovieStuff
Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Retro-Universal 16mm Sample
Replies: 12
Views: 2549

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: 1079

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: 1688

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: 1079

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: 1079

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...