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Daan Müller has passed away

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:08 pm
by Andreas Wideroe
Daan Muller, the inventor of the Muller 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: (Google translated)

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


Re: Daan Muller has passed away

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:27 am
by Scotness
Thanks for making us aware of the man and his work Andreas - may he rest in peace


Re: Daan Muller has passed away

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:20 pm
by DonFito
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?

Re: Daan Muller has passed away

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:28 pm
by Nicholas Kovats
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.

Re: Daan Muller has passed away

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:58 pm
by supa8
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.
Thanks for you input

Re: Daan Muller has passed away

Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:53 am
by aj
Mr Muller 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 :)