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Timothy Fransky
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From: Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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 - posted August 16, 2018 11:13 AM      Profile for Timothy Fransky   Email Timothy Fransky   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
New member here!

I wondered if anyone has used a viewer editor for telecine purposes. I had it in mind that if a GoPro or something like were attached to the lip of the viewer screen, one could get a pretty good scan. Am I crazy?

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Winbert Hutahaean
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The editor screen is quite blurry. It will hardly give a good result. With the price of scanner now is only $270sh, why need to bother with that way.

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Nantawat Kittiwarakul
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The only advantage I can think of would be that smooth,continuous film transport. But the resultant from thick rotating prism+smallish lens+cheapo plastic screen wouldn't be that pretty. [Roll Eyes]

The good ole "off the wall" projection would yield better result if properly done.

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Timothy Fransky
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The clarity of the editor screen is what concerned me. That answers that question.

Incidentally, which scanners are $270?

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Nantawat Kittiwarakul
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That infamous Wolverine Reels2Digital MovieMaker 8mm film digitizer? [Roll Eyes]

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Winbert Hutahaean
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Yes that is the one...Wolverine.

The price is now even going down to $249

https://m.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Wolverine-Reels2Digital-8mm-and-Super-8-Movie-Reels-to-Digital-MovieMaker/283110014242?

Cheers,

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Bill Proctor
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It can be done, if you improve the light source and use one of the later flicker free versions like the Elmo 912/S, or Goko RM 8008.
(See my earlier post on wanting to buy a Goko RM 8008). To improve the image replace the plastic screen with a Ground Glass. I do that with all my viewer/editors.
Bill

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Vietnam, 1966-1967.
Trained at the US Army Pictorial Center, Astoria New York. 1965-1966, Which is now the Kaufman Astoria Motion Picture Studios.

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Timothy Fransky
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That's good info. Where did you obtain a ground glass replacement screen?

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Bill Proctor
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Timothy. .
Get your ground glass on Ebay. Pull the plastic Fresnel screen out and measure it exactly, they will custom cut it for you for no extra charge. The screens for these Elmo viewers are not exactly a 4" X 5", so you want to measure your existing screen.
Bill

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Combat Motion Picture Photographer,
Vietnam, 1966-1967.
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Bill Proctor
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Timothy. .
Get your ground glass on Ebay. Pull the plastic Fresnel screen out and measure it exactly, they will custom cut it for you for no extra charge. The screens for these Elmo viewers are not exactly a 4" X 5", so you want to measure your existing screen.
Bill

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US Army
Combat Motion Picture Photographer,
Vietnam, 1966-1967.
Trained at the US Army Pictorial Center, Astoria New York. 1965-1966, Which is now the Kaufman Astoria Motion Picture Studios.

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