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#1 I J Walton

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 11:49 AM

Howdy, it's been a while but a working version of my Hi-Res Telecine Device is completed. Check out how to make one here:

http://members.fortu...lecinePage.html

This page is huge so I hope you have broadband :blink:

Don't forget to read the note at the bottom of the page!
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#2 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 12:39 PM

Howdy, it's been a while but a working version of my Hi-Res Telecine Device is completed. Check out how to make one here:

http://members.fortu...lecinePage.html

This page is huge so I hope you have broadband  :blink:

Don't forget to read the note at the bottom of the page!

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Contrast, Contrast, Contrast.

Possibly my computer monitor is slightly contrasty, but I'm seeming hot spots on the bridge of the nose of your actor (is that you?) and on the front side of the hands, yet the blacks look a bit too black. Be careful with the digital imaging device you are using. Raising the bottom end black level (without muddying up the overall image) and ramping down the brights to decrease contrast and prevent electronic overexposure tends to be the opposite to how many lower cost digital imaging devices are set up from the factory.

I've also read on the internet that digital still cameras are not as consistent when recapturing consecutive motion picture images.

I'm glad you chose contrasty images to try, primarily white sky backgrounds with underlit treescapes beneath. The toughest kind of shot to make work. I'm impressed by your effort, and that you got a result and posted it, but I believe there is a bit more to the film image than meets the eye of your transfer set-up as it currently stands.
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#3 Thomas Worth

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 01:47 PM

Would you post a movie on your site so we can see what the exposure / motion looks like over time? If you do, please make sure the movie you post is the same frame rate as the footage you shot. I'd be interested in seeing how it looks in action!
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#4 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 02:35 PM

Hi,

Doesn't look all that sharp to me, but it's a reasonable stab - have fun!

The pulldown issue is of course the main engineering challenge of any motion picture film device, so good luck with it - but didn't the projector you salvaged the gate from have a movement you could recover and use?

If you continue to have contrast problems, you can always use the standard trick of doing two exposures at different light levels, then composite them later.

Phil
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#5 Matt Pacini

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 04:01 PM

When I try to go there, I get an error, then it jumps to random websites of ads.
Am I doing something wrong here?

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#6 Ian Marks

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 05:04 PM

I'm having the same problem Matt is having - I get an error message. I'd really like to see your machine.
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#7 Ryan Ball

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 12:30 AM

Ditto here on the Error message.
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#8 John Hyde

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 10:06 PM

Got an error here too!
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