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New Universal 2K upgrade review

Post by MovieStuff » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:45 pm

Just came aware of a really nice review on the 2K upgrade option we have for the Universal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG1Zu9t ... e=youtu.be

Starting at the beginning of September, the 2K camera will be the only camera we offer. We are phasing out the previous HD camera. It dates back to 2011, I believe, and we started using it in 2013 with the original Retro-8 units. A dependable camera but the new 2K camera has such a wider contrast range, lower noise and sharper picture with better color that the older HD camera just is no longer a viable option. Anyway, this gentleman bought the original HD version of the Universal a couple of years ago and recently upgraded with the new 2K kit.

PS: For some reason, he says that the 16mm gate has audio. I dunno why he said that since it doesn't. Anyway, a nice review.

Roger

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Re: New Universal 2K upgrade review

Post by Will2 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:35 pm

Love this guy.

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Re: New Universal 2K upgrade review

Post by Will2 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:43 pm

MovieStuff wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:45 pm
PS: For some reason, he says that the 16mm gate has audio. I dunno why he said that since it doesn't. Anyway, a nice review.
He says it does 16mm "optical" which in theory it probably does...you'd just need to run a separate program to convert the scanned "audio" to actual sound, right?

Like Tommy's software here...
http://www.videofilmsolutions.com/the-lab

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Re: New Universal 2K upgrade review

Post by Tscan » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:37 pm

Maybe talking about AEO Light? It’s a free app that can convert a scanned optical track to a wave file. Ive used it a few times with 16mm prints and it’s pretty amazing how well it sounds and syncs up the whole way.

Roger: now that you’ve conquered the DIY digital realm, any plans to do something insane like make a new projector? With Unless Kodak surprises us with one, it would be in pretty good demand with the new E100 and TriX going?
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