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by supa8
Sat May 14, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 400ft film cans
Replies: 4
Views: 1969

Re: 400ft film cans

Hey John
Thanks that's very kind of you
Can you stock a couple of 400ft super8 reels in them?
If so, I might be interested.
by supa8
Mon May 02, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Thank you for relocating the forum
Replies: 2
Views: 1207

Re: Thank you for relocating the forum

thank you
by supa8
Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Nizo Pro caught for speeding
Replies: 2
Views: 873

Re: Nizo Pro caught for speeding

I have seen this a lot on the compact nizo series, but not so much on the Pro and 481 ranges.
Not sure there is much that can be done affordably with that fault. Anyone else has experience with this?
by supa8
Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: TRI-X
Replies: 5
Views: 1018

Re: TRI-X

Ok thanks How long do you think it would take for Kodak to remanufacture some? I wonder how long it would take them to put it back into carts etc if it runs out. Not a bad thing it ran out, as it shows a real demand and many new users will want reversal film (colour reversal mmmh...aybe eventually :...
by supa8
Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak awakens, new S8 camera announced at CES '16
Replies: 94
Views: 56414

Re: Kodak awakens, new S8 camera announced at CES '16

So it doesn't record any video. It seems you need to hook up a digital recorder like a Ninja to the HDMI output of the camera if you want that function. Also, I wonder how silent the camera will run compared to other models for recording sound. Will a blimp be required? I would say so given the open...
by supa8
Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak awakens, new S8 camera announced at CES '16
Replies: 94
Views: 56414

Re: Kodak awakens, new S8 camera announced at CES '16

4k for super8 can be an overkil in most cases, especially with cheaper lenses.
Also a 1080p or 2k scan with less compression would be better than a compressed (for web upload - convenience) 4k scan. My 2c
by supa8
Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Retro8 Image Seq - Super8 Neg inconsistent colour grading
Replies: 4
Views: 1740

Re: Retro8 Image Seq - Super8 Neg inconsistent colour gradin

When you look at the original, it looks like a bunch of pixels with that sort of colour (#939cd3 from Photoshop's color picker), which is purple/mauve color for the highlights, where these white areas should mostly have some greyish tones. Maybe there is a way to run a script changing the hue of tho...
by supa8
Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Retro8 Image Seq - Super8 Neg inconsistent colour grading
Replies: 4
Views: 1740

Re: Retro8 Image Seq - Super8 Neg inconsistent colour gradin

Ok thanks for the reply. What do you mean by "removing the auto-resampling" in vegas. I have been getting pretty good results from the auto-level then auto-color balance on photoshop for this project. One thing that persists though that I hadn't had with any other scanners is the crazy colour noise ...
by supa8
Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Retro8 Image Seq - Super8 Neg inconsistent colour grading
Replies: 4
Views: 1740

Retro8 Image Seq - Super8 Neg inconsistent colour grading

Hi Having heard of similar experiments previously on this forum, I tried to experiment with batch processing of tif sequences on Photoshop (PS), that I had captured via the Retro8 Pro. While the colours and contrast on individual frames are vastly improved (neg scans look very undersaturated and the...
by supa8
Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Retro-Universal Scanner in Action!
Replies: 15
Views: 5776

Re: Retro-Universal Scanner in Action!

Interesting stuff. I was going to say the same thing about regristration. Surely, it would work better on a system where registration is dead-on steady via sprocket-base transport? Even with HDR merging of frames, which would alone require huge amounts of processing, some artifacts would be bound to...
by supa8
Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Capturing Magnetic Super 8 Sound
Replies: 16
Views: 3026

Re: Capturing Magnetic Super 8 Sound

Hi Kevin Roger's right. If you have an image (+audio) reference as opposed to only audio, the syncing will be faster. Sometimes, I find that sync adjustments have to be made in chunks of 10sec, 30sec, 1min, unless you're lucky enough to sync a whole 50ft segment (but that is rare in my experience if...
by supa8
Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The new Muller HDS scanner, what do you think about that?
Replies: 49
Views: 19644

Re: The new Muller HDS scanner, what do you think about that

Great
Thanks for the thorough reply Frank.
And does it allow you to create ProRes from it then as well? also with the 8bit output limitation?
by supa8
Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:33 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The new Muller HDS scanner, what do you think about that?
Replies: 49
Views: 19644

Re: The new Muller HDS scanner, what do you think about that

So how many bits is the muller HDS scanner? 8? 16? Does the restoration software limit the depth to 8 bits altogether? or is it 8bits per channel? When supplying files to a postproduction company for grading, surely it would be best to provide them with something higher than 8bit right? Seems like a...
by supa8
Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Manuals - Manuals - Manuals
Replies: 3
Views: 2417

Re: Manuals - Manuals - Manuals

Hi I'd love a manual for the Cinemax 8EE or 85E. Looking to see how to load the film, also wondering what the 3.5/7 switch on the side of the camera is for. There is also a mechanical switch on the opening side of the camera (on the door) with A and R positions. Anyone knows what it is for? http://d...