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Posted by William Norman (Member # 6565) on 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.
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on November 18, 2018, 09:47 AM:
An excellent comparison test by William.
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.
Posted by William Norman (Member # 6565) on 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.
Posted by Kev Morrison (Member # 6338) on 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 by William Norman (Member # 6565) on 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?
Posted by William Olson (Member # 2083) on 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.
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