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#1 Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 12:14 PM

I see B&H has a projector scanner for about $1400, but it only does super 8. They also have a cheaper dual 8 machine for $300 that may do lower grade scans.

 

I am looking for high quality scans with a budget about $2000. Any machine out there in that range for dual scans?

 

 

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#2 Nick Collingwood

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 03:09 PM

The Reflecta is probably your best best for that budget. The $300 scanner is garbage. Otherwise the Retroscan Universal is the only option I believe. But it's around $4500. It's probably the best you can get before going to a pro lab to scan. Tony Schilling who's active over on the Super 8 forum has one and loves it.


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#3 Perry Paolantonio

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 03:59 PM

I am looking for high quality scans with a budget about $2000. Any machine out there in that range for dual scans?

 

In your budget? No.


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 01:41 PM

Your budget is far better suited to just pay someone else with a good system.  Perry at Gamma Ray Digital on his laser graphics scan station is very reasonably priced and will by far exceed any possible results you will get with a home $2000 system.  You will have to transfer a lot of film at very high resolutions to get to $2000.


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#5 Will Montgomery

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:38 PM

The Laser Graphics Scan Station is pretty much the top dog right now for Super 8 & Regular 8 scans. You WILL notice a major improvement from the machines you're thinking about purchasing. $2000 would go a very long way with Perry, especially with 2k scans.

 

If you're looking for something you can own but still does a decent job you may want to look at these:

 

http://moviestuff.tv...stuff_home.html

 

But they start at $4500.


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#6 Craig Nichols

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 07:29 PM

I've heard good things about a scanner from a Dutch company called Filmfabriek  http://www.filmfabriek.nl/filmscanner/

 

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#7 Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 01:10 PM

Thanks for all the help! Will check out the options.


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#8 David Cunningham

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 08:19 AM

Perry/Gamma Ray Digital Super 8 scan examples using ScanStation:

 

 (reversal)

 

(negative)

 

Be sure to watch them in their full 2k or 4k settings even if you only have an HD monitor.  It increases the bit rate and lets your browser downscale.


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