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by MovieStuff
Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: MovieStuff Universal Scanner Review
Replies: 22
Views: 7489

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: 7489

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: 1585

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: 7489

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: 7489

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: 49130

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: 2544

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: 5954

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: 49130

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: 49130

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: 49130

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: 49130

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: 4061

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: 16523

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: 16523

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.