Search found 546 matches

by Tscan
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Retro 8 retro scan playback isssue
Replies: 6
Views: 1995

Re: Retro 8 retro scan playback isssue

Have you done any upgrades? QuickTime support is fading fast. QT files don't even show up in versions of Davinci past 12.0. Are you on Windows 7?
by Tscan
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Even a reporter for the NYTimes doesn’t know the difference between film and Video
Replies: 3
Views: 1734

Re: Even a reporter for the NYTimes doesn’t know the difference between film and Video

The Youtube link is a horrid VHS transfer of the film. I doubt the Feds have the resources to pull as much info out of that film as any post house with a Scan Station. "The film has become too brittle to run through a projector" I doubt that, but would not trust an old Bell & Howell with a $16 milli...
by Tscan
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Customer review: Universal 2K
Replies: 16
Views: 5953

Re: Customer review: Universal 2K

I've asked myself the same question, and I'm moving to the 2K setup. The goal is to digitally reproduce what's on the film, good or bad, without the inherent flaws of digital getting into the mix. Things like digital noise or grain, pixelation, and more limited dynamic range. 2K may be overkill for ...
by Tscan
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: My New PTR Film Cleaning Assembly
Replies: 0
Views: 1165

My New PTR Film Cleaning Assembly

After years of wanting some kind of simple particle transfer roller assembly for basic dust removal on 8/16mm films, I finally found one on Ebay last week. Nice little rig, weighs about 18lbs. I bought the rollers for $25 each, sold as slightly used. They appear to be fresh, but do not seem to be ad...
by Tscan
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: kodak
Replies: 42
Views: 13230

Re: kodak

Kodak Alaris also responded with a confirmation of 100 speed film. If I recall, Alaris is making the sheets, cutting for stills, and offloading sheets to Rochester Kodak for remjet, cut and load into carts.
by Tscan
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: kodak
Replies: 42
Views: 13230

Re: kodak

mr8mm wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:14 pm
Google Kodak Alaris. The comments are not encouraging. Dissatisfied employees, layoffs, difficulty making payroll. I think Kodak shoveled off all the failing divisions and products to Alaris and said go for it boys and good luck.
Maybe Alaris is banking on Ektachrome for a shot in the arm?
by Tscan
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: kodak
Replies: 42
Views: 13230

Re: kodak

Kodak Alaris has confirmed on a FB post today that the Ektachrome will roll out in early 2018.
by Tscan
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: kodak
Replies: 42
Views: 13230

Re: kodak

don't really want to say this, but I don't think there will be a new Super8 camera nor Ektachrome coming from Kodak. I think they missed their window. It is really sad and I really would have hoped they could have gotten this out a year ago when the anticipations and hype was still there. Hype seem...
by Tscan
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: kodak
Replies: 42
Views: 13230

Re: kodak

50D is sold out on their site. If it comes back, all is well. If it gets discontinued, then if worry.
by Tscan
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: kodak
Replies: 42
Views: 13230

Re: kodak

by Tscan
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Customer review: Universal 2K
Replies: 16
Views: 5953

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: 2249

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: 1849

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: 7168

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...