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Daan Müller has passed away

Postby Andreas Wideroe » Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:08 pm

Daan Müller, the inventor of the Müller HM73 filmscanner died July 22nd. He had been ill for some time.

I didn't know Daan personally, but I've met him once and he was a very kind inventive guy who was eagerly interested in small formats and filmscanning. Being an ex-Philips engineer he had the skills to build his own machine which he did. I remember Daan and his remarks to the Flashscan machines which he didn't like at all. He even made his own website where he compared various systems:

Smalfilmtest (Original in Dutch)
Smallfilm test (Google translated to English)

Daans business:
HomeDVD.nl (Google translated)

Daan, may you rest in peace. Our thoughts go out to Daan's familiy and friends.

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Re: Daan Müller has passed away

Postby Scotness » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:27 am

Thanks for making us aware of the man and his work Andreas - may he rest in peace

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Re: Daan Müller has passed away

Postby DonFito » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:20 pm

My thoughts go out to his family.

I'd really like to try one of his transfer machines, does anyone know of one in the US?

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Re: Daan Müller has passed away

Postby Nicholas Kovats » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:28 pm

Thank you, Awand, for bringing Mr. Muller's passing to our attention. May he rest in peace.

His sprocketless laser registration system is very intriguing. Regretfully I did not respond in time to his kind offer to run a test scan of my UltraPan8 footage.
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Re: Daan Müller has passed away

Postby supa8 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:58 pm

Sorry to hear this.
What does this actually mean as regards the Filmfabriek film scanner business and its perennity?
Was he the main/only technician / RD capable person there or is there a full team taking over without the business being negatively affected
I was looking at the new Muller S HD scanner and it looks like impressive technology, but I would have concerns about making a purchase and having no possibility of support later down the line.
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Re: Daan Müller has passed away

Postby aj » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:53 am

Mr Müller sold all to the Filmfabriek. They are on their own now.

There is so much competition they will have a hard time to stay ahead or let alone stay in.

I suppose, my two cents, they focus on transfering as there are millions of kilometers to transfer.
Constructing these machines is really a specialism.

Otherwise enquire... See if you can buy one :)
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