This is topic 8mm Transfer - Telecine vs. on the Wall in forum 8mm Forum at 8mm Forum.

To visit this topic, use this URL:;f=1;t=010298

Posted by Bill Vendasi (Member # 4815) on November 01, 2015, 10:19 AM:
Hi all,

I've done a search and found some info but not about exactly what I'm asking.

How much difference in quality is there by using a Telecine unit like this:

vs. shooting off the wall.

I have a Sankyo 2000H and I'm projecting on a sheet of matte photo paper which looks pretty darn good to me.

Should I bother with getting the Telecine?

Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on November 01, 2015, 10:29 AM:
I wouldn't pay that for what looks like only a back projection system, although a better than average one (I assume the "shatter proof tag would mean it has a metal mirror not glass so no double images). Also saying "Assembled in USA" not made would imply the parts were imported.

I would think the camera and projector would decide the quality either way. As long as the camera and projector you use are close together and used with the maximum distance from the screen parallax errors should be small. I would think a direct telecine, without any screen, would be the only one to make a really noticeable increase in quality over what you are doing now.
Posted by Barry Fritz (Member # 1865) on November 01, 2015, 10:50 AM:
I would stick with the wall. Make certain that the paper you are using is the brightest that you can find. The brightness number can be found on the ream wrapper. A brightness of 96 is good. If the wall you are projecting to is a darker color, pin two thicknesses of paper to the wall so there is not chance of the darker wall color bleeding through the paper.
Posted by Martin Jones (Member # 1163) on November 01, 2015, 10:51 AM:
Keep your money in your pocket, Bill! Been there, done that, got the T-Shirt..... you're on the right track already.
Posted by Bill Vendasi (Member # 4815) on November 01, 2015, 11:04 AM:
Great advice - thanks everyone!
Posted by William Olson (Member # 2083) on November 02, 2015, 09:49 AM:
If you're going to transfer film using telecine, it's best to use a device that creates an aerial image. A Buhl Multiplexer is best. They are rare.

Visit for free equipment manual downloads. Copyright 2003-2019 Film-Tech Cinema Systems LLC

Powered by Infopop Corporation