Search found 35 matches

by Nate Williams
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Ugrade from analogue telecine
Replies: 3
Views: 1503

Re: Ugrade from analogue telecine

Andreas Wideroe wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:10 pm
I have 2 of these cameras for my Filmfabriek scanner. Looking to get a thrid one, 4K.
We just upgraded a Retroscan Universal with a Blackfly S 4k camera and are really pleased. Sensors keep getting better and better.
by Nate Williams
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Vinegar syndrome 16mm transfer
Replies: 6
Views: 2717

Re: Vinegar syndrome 16mm transfer

I have yet to run across a slimey one! I really dislike working with vinegar syndrome film. I digitized a film last year that was more warped than brittle. The final product is pretty rough. Unfortunately I wasn't able to transfer the audio, but for a warped as heck, clear edged 16mm film I thought ...
by Nate Williams
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Universal now offering 2K and Audio modules!
Replies: 24
Views: 8058

Re: Universal now offering 2K and Audio modules!

Sorry for the offtopic post, but stay safe Roger! Thinking of you while Harvey rolls through.
by Nate Williams
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: RetroScan Universal Operating Question
Replies: 10
Views: 3311

Re: RetroScan Universal Operating Question

I use Flycapture2 for various reasons. The Retroscan software (at the time) didn't provide functionality that I wanted so I wrote some of my own software to process the individual frames. However, it sounds like Retroscan is evolving and I may have to re-visit it eventually.
by Nate Williams
Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: RetroScan Universal Operating Question
Replies: 10
Views: 3311

Re: RetroScan Universal Operating Question

My apologies. I recall there used to be a stabilization feature in an older version but I'm not familiar with the latest version of the retroscan software. I use a modified version of the FlyCapture2 software with my Retro these days.
by Nate Williams
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: RetroScan Universal Operating Question
Replies: 10
Views: 3311

Re: RetroScan Universal Operating Question

Are you using the stabilization feature of the RetroScan software? Try turning that off if you are having trouble with random jumpy frames.
by Nate Williams
Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:35 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Craig Rewind is stiff
Replies: 4
Views: 1431

Re: Craig Rewind is stiff

Sounds like it needs a good cleaning and re-greasing.

Take it apart, clean it thoroughly and apply some new grease. White lithium grease works well.
by Nate Williams
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:44 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Any experience with FocusScan video transfer products?
Replies: 3
Views: 1347

Re: Any experience with FocusScan video transfer products?

No experience with the products but I'm not impressed by the youtube sample.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMbY-iZla6I
by Nate Williams
Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Retro Scan Universal experiments using the gh4 in 4k
Replies: 9
Views: 3419

Re: Retro Scan Universal experiments using the gh4 in 4k

Awesome work! I wish I had the time and knowledge to tinker with my Universal like you do. Luckily we have you to do the hard work :-)
by Nate Williams
Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: MovieStuff Universal Scanner Review
Replies: 22
Views: 9773

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 c...
by Nate Williams
Wed May 11, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Homemade Wet-gate for my Retro-8
Replies: 10
Views: 4376

Re: Homemade Wet-gate for my Retro-8

Yes, applied to both sides. The film has been played through a projector, but doesn't play well because of damaged perforation holes. It will jump, stop, jam. Very risky. It's even a wonder it's able to be captured/digitized and viewed today.
by Nate Williams
Wed May 11, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Homemade Wet-gate for my Retro-8
Replies: 10
Views: 4376

Re: Homemade Wet-gate for my Retro-8

Haha thanks! No, I can't take any credit for the film. It was shot by my partner's brother (Stan Fure) for a high school project. They played it for the class along with "Bad to the Bone" as the soundtrack. My goal was to see what FilmGuard could do. I knew that film was pretty scratched from being ...
by Nate Williams
Tue May 10, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Homemade Wet-gate for my Retro-8
Replies: 10
Views: 4376

Re: Homemade Wet-gate for my Retro-8

Yup, it's not perfect. I haven't been able to get a film-o-clean, those seem to be more rare than a unicorn. Here's a before and after example: Before: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b9FpDt5p0o After: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgzOFDrqygw The after is obviously better, but you can see some w...