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monks19

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#878979
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How to build a film scanner (need advise & help, please)
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Ok then. I’ll wait till you recover before I begin so I can see your tutorial. In the mean time, I’ll see what kind of projector(s) I can get my hand on with the 35mm & 16mm. For the 9.5, I’ll wait. I might even try to get one and send it to you by mail if necessary (if you’re down with this).

So first part, waiting for your recovery and tutorial & getting the projector(s) and magnet(s). BTW, on those projector’s will I need to change the light bulb frequently ? I’ve heard that it can be replaced with some more durable hallogen bulb. Is that true and will I need to do this ?

Thanks to answer

PS: Thx for the pics, I didn’t saw them at first.

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#878967
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How to build a film scanner (need advise & help, please)
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poita said:

What is your budget?

You can build a 2K scanner for about USD$1500-$2000 plus the cost of a projector to use for parts, and a Windows based computer with USB3 and an SSD RAID or one of the new fast PCIe SSDs (need at least 700MB/s write speed). If you want to go 4K, then the sensor cost starts getting very high ($3000+)
If that is within the budget, I can lay out how to go about it, but basically you need an LED control board with trigger function and camera control (from memory around $500-$700 or so), A PGR sensor ($500-$750), a hall effect sensor and magnet and some associated components ($25), and a suitable projector, some mounting hardware and a focusing rail/micrometer adjustable stage ($80-$400)

A 2k scanner for around $2000 would be more in my budget. I already have a PC with some USB3 inputs, no SSD yet (have to check on that). Althought I don’t have budget for a 4k system yet, that doesn’t mean I won’t have it later, so if something can be done to adapt the set up later, that wouuld be helpful. So, what can I get and work on without the 2k-4k specs ? I guess the projector(s) might be among those (which one and how do I modify it) ?

Thanks to answer

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#878958
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How to build a film scanner (need advise & help, please)
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Hi. I’m looking for a way to build my own film scanner, but I really don’t know where to begin and what to get do build it. I do know that some people here, somehow, managed to do it or have at least the necessary knowledge to do so. Can those people (like Poita, among others) please help me with this ? It’ll be very, very appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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#774617
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Fantasia
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Hallelujah !!!! Welcome back Poita ! Keep us updated for this.

BTW, will you still accept donnations for contribution for this project ?

For the raw footage (and restored if done) what kind of harddrive(s) will you need for the transfer(s) ?

Keep up with the solid good work here. Everybody owes you their very soul now, Mr Scratch ;-)

One more thing, aside of Poita, who will work on the image & sound restoration (for the HD digital files) ?

Thanks to answer

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#730630
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Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features
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titanic said:

monks19 said:

MS = MySpleen

T3C = The 3 Caballeros

 You have a pm.

I see T3C is also released in itunes, but i don't know of its quality.

By the way, does anyone know if the Fancy Free on itunes is the same DNRed HD used for the BLuray?

 No Idea. The avalaible Itune sample doesn't allow a proper examination for it. Maybe you'll be luckyer than me to answer this.

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#719523
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Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features
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titanic said:

Screenshot comparisons of Ichabod release (Bluray Vs. DVD):

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/85922/picture:0

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/85924

 Not so bad, all things considered, mainly the cropped edges and darkened image (contrasts boost ?). At least, it doesn'y look over scrubbed for the grain, unlike some others films of the same perion (Mickey's Christmas Carol, Sword in the Stone, etc), or over cropped for a fake widescreen like too many other films these days...

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#718474
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Disney's Beauty and the Beast [spoRv] *BD-25 RELEASED*
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Out of this project, why not create a good tutorial on to achieve it and how, perhaps, to improve it ? It might be a good idea and it'll give you a break so you can continue on your other projects.

About the "grain" & flatening image story, I think that, based on people's opinion, maybe this project (and probably others) could be revisited to correct those two problems, especially the loss focal lenght with the background.

In my own opinion, for acuracy's sake, unless proven otherwise, I think all Disney modern animations post Toy Story were all transfered to film for their initial release. So the "grain nostalgia story" in Disney animations shouldn't go any further than that. So, should the grain in BATB be back as an important element ? Yes I think so, especially if the reved grain flatened the image to the point of losing focal lenght with the background.