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Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on May 01, 2017, 01:01 PM:
Hi guys,

Until 2 years ago, we only knew MovieStuff, Retro Scan or Flashscan for commercially made 8mm film scanner. Tehy were priced $3000 above.

Now suddenly we can buy $300 scanner to do the same.

Now, what do you guys think for the result comparison in laymen' eyes.

Posted by Janice Glesser (Member # 2758) on May 01, 2017, 04:56 PM:
Winbert....The Wolverine mechanical process of frame-by-frame capture I do like. It's not robust...but with a little babying it seems to work. It's the image compression that is the problem for me. I haven't seen an example from the Wolverine yet that the results weren't over compressed pixelated jagged-edge images. If you could output just the images into another post processing application, then you could control the compression and have more options, but I won't be running out to buy one anytime soon.

All I can say is...You get what you pay for.There are dozens of ways to telecine...and if the $300 machine helps preserve their memories and the quality meets their expectations...then so be it. Maybe future models will have more flexibility and compression options.

[ May 01, 2017, 11:08 PM: Message edited by: Janice Glesser ]
Posted by Bill Brandenstein (Member # 892) on May 03, 2017, 03:12 PM:
Ditto Janice, absolutely you get what you pay for. I'm not at all impressed with the Wolverine's ability to represent what's actually on the film - it's just not that accurate. But for the price, well, the fact that it works is pretty dandy.

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