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by MovieStuff
Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Perry Movie Transfers
Replies: 17
Views: 5726

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: 5726

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: 8726

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: 8726

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: 8726

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....
by MovieStuff
Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: MovieStuff Universal Scanner Review
Replies: 22
Views: 8726

Re: MovieStuff Universal Scanner Review

Of course, one of the things I have to deal with is the request for ever increasing resolution without regard to whether it's warranted. The 2k Chameleon we are looking at for next year should pretty much be the limit for what we would be offering as a "stock" item for this unit. While 4k is certain...
by MovieStuff
Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: MovieStuff Universal Scanner Review
Replies: 22
Views: 8726

Re: MovieStuff Universal Scanner Review

It was almost hard to tell the difference between the 8mm and 16mm...maybe the noise cleanup is doing too good of a job! Well, certainly at that small size, yeah. In truth, Neat Video can make the film look far cleaner and more polished than it would ever look projected. That's not something that I...
by MovieStuff
Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: MovieStuff Universal Scanner Review
Replies: 22
Views: 8726

Re: MovieStuff Universal Scanner Review

Well, I finally got around the making a short demo for the Universal. Enjoy!

https://vimeo.com/175161638

I tried to embed the video here but the forum wouldn't let me.

Roger
by MovieStuff
Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: MovieStuff Universal Scanner Review
Replies: 22
Views: 8726

Re: MovieStuff Universal Scanner Review

I just upgraded to the Universal after owning both the 16 and 8 pro models during the sale. I'm happy that I did. There are only a couple of things that I need to do differently in my workflow. For example, I find it's necessary to append a temporary leader tail to the film so the final frames get ...
by MovieStuff
Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:31 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: DaVinci Sample Grade
Replies: 4
Views: 1772

Re: DaVinci Sample Grade

I also applied a 50% noise reduction in Neat, which I had to process through Vegas 10, which caused some motion blur artifacts. I find that to be true if you apply any kind of speed change to the file which adds pull-down frames. If working on a 29.97 timeline, I find it best to output a numbered i...
by MovieStuff
Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: MovieStuff Universal Scanner Review
Replies: 22
Views: 8726

Re: MovieStuff Universal Scanner Review

Can you change the fonts on the scanner software? :) Hah! Yes, we are working on that, maybe on the next release. We've gradually made some changes here and there. The original software for the Retro-8 was for consumers because I didn't really think any commercial house would want a unit that ran a...
by MovieStuff
Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: MovieStuff Universal Scanner Review
Replies: 22
Views: 8726

MovieStuff Universal Scanner Review

Hi, all!

This just popped up on the radar from a customer in the UK. He talks about the Universal and you get to see it in action, as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMu5k3CIquI

Enjoy!

Roger
by MovieStuff
Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:01 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Retro-8 Film Scanner Review
Replies: 92
Views: 50756

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: 2768

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...