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#1 cameraparis

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:32 AM

Hi

I have the retroscan Universal

For better quality ? , should I reduce the 2K to HD in FCPX or Resolve or have a direct scan in HD


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#2 Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 09:22 AM

Dunno, but when you get time give a detailed review. It is the only somewhat affordable option out there for scanning.
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#3 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:27 PM

Hi

I have the retroscan Universal

For better quality ? , should I reduce the 2K to HD in FCPX or Resolve or have a direct scan in HD

 

Always scan at the highest resolution of the scanner and then de-scale in post. This will help retain as much quality as possible. 


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 02:03 AM

 

 

Always scan at the highest resolution of the scanner and then de-scale in post. This will help retain as much quality as possible. 

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#5 Jan Ruzicka

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 09:10 PM

I scanned this home-movie I made with the retroscan universal 2k at full scanner resolution then cropped to 1080p, here is the result. I might not have used enough lighting when scanning, some areas are to noisy for my taste but then again I did not use the capturing software's de-noising setting.

 


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 01:27 PM

Looked at film at highest res on YT. Looked pretty good, especially since it was done with a relatively inexpensive scanner. Nice to see sharp grain in your scans.

 

Some of the commercial scans I see have blurry grain. Looks like they don't have the film in focus. They must just slap on the reel and hit record.


Edited by Daniel D. Teoli Jr., 12 November 2018 - 01:30 PM.

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