posted November 18, 2018 09:20 AM
In this video, I set my vid cam to manual, slowed down the shutter speed, and shot on bright white paper (instead of a silver screen). I also tried a transfer box. I compared the results of these to my Wolverine F2D scanner. https://youtu.be/NaYzP8_GUrg
posted November 18, 2018 09:47 AM
An excellent comparison test by William. IMO: The white paper screen shots have the best color. The wolverine scans are the sharpest but the color is poor. The Ambico box is the worst of all, and I see so merit at all in using it. I would vote for the Wolverine as the overall best,because of its sharpness and lack of flicker, and also in the hope that some color correction can be achieved in post processing video software.
-------------------- The best of all worlds- 8mm, super 8mm, 9.5mm, and HD Digital Projection,
posted November 18, 2018 10:00 AM
Yellows in particular are WAY too bright using the Wolverine. I understand this is a particular issue when scanning Kodachrome for some reason. Another issue is contrast. The darks are too dark, but when gain is boosted in the unit, brights get blown out. I hope they do a firmware upgrade that allows for more control of the scans.
From: Land of the Mouse, USA
Registered: Feb 2018
posted November 18, 2018 01:07 PM
As in your first video, an excellent and professional instructional video regarding home 8mm film to digital conversion. Kudos for showing specifically how you performed your testing - well done!
posted November 20, 2018 07:19 AM
I'm thinking of sending a reel off to have it professionally transferred, and compare it to the "white paper" and Wolverine methods. Who is a recommended transfer service for Super 8 movies?
From: Poughkeepsie, NY USA
Registered: Jun 2010
posted November 21, 2018 08:10 AM
I use a Buhl aerial image transfer unit. They are rare now. A similar unit can be custom built if you have some ingenuity and Google the Buhl design and its components. Any camera - HD or SD can be used. The film projector needs to be modified with an LED light source or a diffuser glass between lamp and film gate.