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John Ponce
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From: Spain
Registered: Apr 2013


 - posted April 02, 2013 05:17 PM      Profile for John Ponce   Email John Ponce   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I´m selling on ebay this telecine for DSLR cameras:
http://www.ebay.es/itm/151019863043?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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Christian Bjorgen
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 - posted April 02, 2013 05:50 PM      Profile for Christian Bjorgen   Author's Homepage   Email Christian Bjorgen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Quite brilliant, but I would like to see some examples/test footage if you want me to spend 125 euros for it.

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Martin Jones
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 - posted April 02, 2013 05:59 PM      Profile for Martin Jones   Email Martin Jones   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I think a fair assessment is that the description on the box is a cynical misnomer!.
It is simply a "Slide Duplicator" with a built-in screen for projecting images on, so they can also be duplicated. The screen is MUCH smaller than those in conventional "Telecine" boxes, so will give even worse results.
Lots of photos of "accessories" that actually do nothing significant... but very impressive to look at!
Value? 20 euro, perhaps!
Personally, I wouldn't touch it with a bargepole.
Martin

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Christian Bjorgen
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 - posted April 02, 2013 06:43 PM      Profile for Christian Bjorgen   Author's Homepage   Email Christian Bjorgen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks for the heads up, Martin! Made a quick effort to look more into the product after your tip, and quickly found that it usually sells for around 35 USD on eBay, and it had 2/5 stars on Amazon.fr

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John Ponce
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 - posted April 02, 2013 07:35 PM      Profile for John Ponce   Email John Ponce   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sorry... but the final telecine it´s better... theres some examples:
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/820/dsc0233bc.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/710/dsc0161kw.jpg/

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Martin Jones
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 - posted April 03, 2013 07:59 AM      Profile for Martin Jones   Email Martin Jones   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thank you, John, for the STILLS you put up, which confirm that the device gives about the quality one would expect from it. But Super 8 film can offer much better resolution... and the camera also can.... so the weak spot is the device itself. The grain is from the tiny screen, as predicted.
Not knocking the device,per se, ( the manufacturer is seeing further than the basic slide duplicator) or your enthusiasm for the item you are trying to sell, but simply the price. Much better results can be obtained by projecting on a sheet of A4 paper and photographing from that... cost for transfer equipment virtually nil. Best of luck though, with selling it!
Martin

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Joerg Polzfusz
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 - posted April 03, 2013 08:12 AM      Profile for Joerg Polzfusz   Author's Homepage   Email Joerg Polzfusz   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi John,

why are these stills only 800x535? Is this due to image-shack or due to your DSLR-camera (e.g. stills taken from a 16:9-720p-video and reduced to the area that isn't black)?

Jörg

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John Yapp
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From: Telford England.
Registered: Dec 2011


 - posted April 03, 2013 09:29 PM      Profile for John Yapp   Email John Yapp   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
does it all have to be perfect? I have found the source material has a great bearing on the results. I use an old Eumig 807D, a Panasonic DVD camcorder (ebay £38), a 16mm projector lens reversed, (ebay £10) and the diffuser from an old slide viewer. (free), and transfer in real time at 16.667 FPS.) Not great, but good enough for me. feel free to criticise, I can see all the errors only too well myself.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtxjq_Jz36E&feature=youtu.be

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John Davis
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 - posted April 04, 2013 05:27 PM      Profile for John Davis   Email John Davis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hello John Yapp,
I'm impressed by your results. Would I be right in thinking you have gone via the avisynth/virtualdub route?
If I'm right can you give any tips on dealing with duplicate and merged frames?
John

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Martin Jones
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 - posted April 04, 2013 05:56 PM      Profile for Martin Jones   Email Martin Jones   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
John (Yapp),
You have nothing to be ashamed of there John... your results are excellent...... and you are quite right, the quality of the source material is important. You and I have had some private correspondence on the whole subject and I hope that my suggestions have helped you to that result. I wouldn't have thought that anyone would be unhappy with what you have achieved, except for someone seeking perfection for perfection's sake! That falls into the category of the old HI-FI problem... listening for the FAULTS in the reproduction instead of enjoying the music.
Martin

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John Yapp
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 - posted April 04, 2013 11:24 PM      Profile for John Yapp   Email John Yapp   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks Martin. I have to say that your help and guidance when I was struggling initially definitely took my efforts up a few levels. Listen to this guy folks, he knows his onions!
John, to answer your question, yes, I use virtualdub with Videofred's avisynth script. I save my edited footage as an avi file which I then feed through the NO_DUPS script before using Fred's script with frame blending, as I feel the script with interpolation gives too many unwanted artifacts. Hope this helps..

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Janice Glesser
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 - posted April 05, 2013 03:17 AM      Profile for Janice Glesser   Email Janice Glesser   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
John, is NO_DUPS a script or a filter for Avisynth? Where can I get it? I found Dedup, but not nodups.

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Douglas Meltzer
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 - posted April 05, 2013 03:19 AM      Profile for Douglas Meltzer   Email Douglas Meltzer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Just a reminder that this is John Ponce's thread about his auction.

Feel free to start a new thread about your setup John (Yapp). I think the results are spectacular.

Doug

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John Yapp
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 - posted April 05, 2013 08:15 AM      Profile for John Yapp   Email John Yapp   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
point taken Doug. Sorry John.

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