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#1 Chris Alex

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 03:58 PM

I see a lot of super8 viewers as i go through super 8 stuff on ebay.
Some of them dont cost more than than 20-30 dollars.
is it wise to get one of those in good working condition, modify it properly (for example removing the front screen perhaps) and put a 3CCD miniDV camera and transfer from there?
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#2 Dimitrios Koukas

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 04:24 PM

I see a lot of super8 viewers as i go through super 8 stuff on ebay.
Some of them dont cost more than than 20-30 dollars.
is it wise to get one of those in good working condition, modify it properly (for example removing the front screen perhaps) and put a 3CCD miniDV camera and transfer from there?

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You can try it, it won't cost u much either.
But the mini Dv medium is really bellow S8mm resolution.I think some of them are for editing purposes?
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#3 Chris Alex

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 04:55 PM

You can try it, it won't cost u much either.
But the mini Dv medium is really bellow S8mm resolution.I think some of them are for editing purposes?
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Well, yea
I got a Final Cut Pro setup and i want to edit s8 material digitally.
Thats all!
And i can always hookup a Betacam SP and record it there if im looking for better resolution.

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#4 Robert Hughes

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 10:54 PM

Super 8 viewers use rotating prism optics. Your transfers will look like dogmeat. You'd be better off shooting off the wall with a projector. You'd be even better off getting your material transferred through a telecine house, if you can afford it. Don't waste your time trying to transfer off an S8 viewer; I have and it wasn't worth the bother.
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Posted 26 September 2005 - 07:13 PM

Super 8 viewers use rotating prism optics. Your transfers will look like dogmeat. You'd be better off shooting off the wall with a projector. You'd be even better off getting your material transferred through a telecine house, if you can afford it. Don't waste your time trying to transfer off an S8 viewer; I have and it wasn't worth the bother.

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Thanks alot. I personally prefer professional telecine houses that do the job.
I record from wall with a friend's projector and i was just wondering if the viewer can replace it.

Im into getting a Beaulieu 708EL projector (i think thats the model).
And i think it can do the job for low budjet clips.
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#6 Marty Hamrick

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 09:46 AM

Thanks alot. I personally prefer professional telecine houses that do the job.
I record from wall with a friend's projector and i was just wondering if the viewer can replace it.

Im into getting a Beaulieu 708EL projector (i think thats the model).
And i think it can do the job for low budjet clips.

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If you want to still do the transfers yourself,alot of folks like the Workprinter.Moviestuff.com I think id their website.
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