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#1 Doug Gorius

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 08:02 PM

I'm looking for an HD telecine machine. Could you tell me the cheapest one available, and where I can find it? Thanx.
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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 09:40 PM

To buy? Or to have transfer your film?
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Posted 02 August 2010 - 09:56 PM

To buy? Or to have transfer your film?


I need to buy one.
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Posted 02 August 2010 - 11:16 PM

I'm looking for an HD telecine machine. Could you tell me the cheapest one available, and where I can find it? Thanx.




look at the HD models from www.moviestuff.tv
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#5 Ian Cooper

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 06:31 AM

I'm looking for an HD telecine machine. Could you tell me the cheapest one available, and where I can find it? Thanx.



What gauge film are you wanting to Tk?
Reversal or negative?
New or second-hand?

A rough idea of your budget might also help people with their suggestions: A stupidly cheap second-hand Spirit is still probably more expensive than a new Flashscan or Moviestuff machine ...but they're intended for different usage and areas of the market.
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#6 Robert Costello

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 01:45 PM

Does anyone have any experience using a telecine machine for personal use?
An item like the Flashscan 16/35 or Moviestuff's devices seem like they could be a real
game-changer for someone involved in film production on a more
modest/independant level-


My curiosity has been piqued if nothing else-

Edited by Robert Costello, 05 August 2010 - 01:47 PM.

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#7 Will Montgomery

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 09:11 AM

Does anyone have any experience using a telecine machine for personal use?
An item like the Flashscan 16/35 or Moviestuff's devices seem like they could be a real
game-changer for someone involved in film production on a more
modest/independant level-


My curiosity has been piqued if nothing else-

Both machines will do a fine job on reversal but much still comes down to the operator and colorist. The Flashscan is easy to use but Moviestuff's is the best in its class (sub $6000) & you can upgrade to HD now I believe.

While those machine fine for getting the film into a computer, nothing will compare to a really experienced colorist doing what they do. So even if you capture with those machines, make friends with a good colorist you can send the files to and have him adjust the color. Its not always about getting exactly what's on film, often its about making it even better.
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#8 Neil B Sadwelkar

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 11:24 PM

About a year ago, I bought a Golden Eye scanner for a post house that does restoration. They have used it for more than a year. It can scan 16mm or 35 mm, create Quicktime directly in a variety of codecs and has a capstan drive system so is gentle with film. And its 2k or 4k (or both), with options for keycode reader and sound optical reader.

Check them out at www.imagesystems.se. If you're going to IBC, you can see the scanner in operation there and meet with the sales and tech team

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#9 Will Montgomery

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:47 AM

About a year ago, I bought a Golden Eye scanner for a post house that does restoration.

What's the general price range on that machine? It doesn't indicate on the website...
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#10 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 02:53 PM

What's the general price range on that machine? It doesn't indicate on the website...



$350K + perfect for the home user ;-)

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#11 Neil B Sadwelkar

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:09 PM

$350K + perfect for the home user ;-)

-Rob-


I don't think so.
But why don't you contact them and get quote based on the option you need.
My estimate is between Eur. 100k-200k depending on options.

Johan Kihlgren is the person to contact. And he and the scanner are present at the IBC show in Amsterdam.
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