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SilverWook

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#83267
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Dreaming of the *ultimate* LD transfer
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Heavy is good. After my 704 went south on me, (a cheap tiny little spring fell off the side changing gizmo the laser pickup rides on) I looked around at what could still be bought in DVD's atomic wake. One Pioneer model I almost bought open box was mind bogglingly light! I had lurid visions of it flying off the shelf trying to get an LD up to speed.
It pains me to think Pioneer went cheap ass before they gave up LD for good.
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#83158
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Dreaming of the *ultimate* LD transfer
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It's a 1984 vintage Pioneer PR-8210. The old gas tube lasers are kind to discs with light rot/speckling, and the only Discovision title I have is actually watchable with it. (But a total mess on a modern machine.) It's also the luckiest player around, having survived the Northridge quake in '94 that trashed my 701. (Pays to be heavy and have big rubber feet!) It's worth it's weight in gold to me, so I'm not going to tempt fate by modding it!
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#81912
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Delurk and an Inquiry...
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Feeling better, although the windy weather theatens to rip the roof off here! I only wish my 8mm reels were anamorphic. I did see a complete four reel anamorphic Super 8 print on Ebay earlier this year, but the seller couldn't tell me if it had "Episode IV" on the crawl or not. And the box art was from Jedi, which only confused things.
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#81820
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Delurk and an Inquiry...
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Hello all,

I've been lurking for a long while and finally decided it was time to post something. It's very impressive seeing all the work being done to keep the originals out of the dustbin. The DVD's were the last nail in the coffin for me. I have noticed several mentions in other threads of people having access to 35mm gear. Is it possible for any of you to transfer 35mm to video? I've been sitting on some footage of interest for a while, but the only place I knew of that could have done the telecine for me, (no questions asked) apparently went out of business.
With a little luck I may have the Super 8 home movie digest reels of Star Wars transferred to DV pretty soon. I don't expect the picture quality to be that great, but it will have a good chunk of the mono mix.