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Comparing Hardware Solutions for Transferring 8mm film to Digital?

I'm looking to better understand the various 8mm film silent movie scanning solutions available. Can anyone shed light on the differences between Moviestuff (appears inferior to me) and MWA (appears ...
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Do digital cinema projectors follow the same “dark-bright” pattern as traditional projectors?

Not sure if this is the right Stack Exchange for this question, but please point me toward a better site if it exists. In Daniel Dennett's book, "Consciousness Explained," he writes: Standard ...
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What are the pros and cons of using a 4k to HD digital extender zoom

On some of Sony's new 4K cams they claim the following: The new model incorporates a 25x optical zoom lens to cover a wide focal range for multiple shooting requirements, with three independent ...
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Is coaxial cable an option for distances of around 150 m to transfer SDI digital signals

Is coaxial cable an option for distances of around 150 m to transfer SDI digital signals? If coaxial cable can be considered an option for a distance of 150 m, is the cost of deploying coaxial cable,...
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Calculate coaxial cable type/grade to transfer digital video signals to a known distance/length

To transfer digital video signals to a known distance/length, like "L", I need to calculate which type/grade of coaxial cable I need to implement. I was wondering what is the industry/best practice ...
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video format for pre-demosaic'ed stream

As we all know individual cells in CMOS sensors are essentially identical. The only thing that differentiates them from each other is the thin filter layer (turning them into R, G, B sensor cells). ...
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Convert Analogue signal to digital

I am not sure if this is the place to post this type of question. If it is not I will delete. At present I have 4 analogue cameras 'talking' to my DVR. I want to unplug 1 of these cameras from the ...
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Converting from 3/4" video to digital.

Our company has approximately 27,000 hours of video stored on 3/4" video tapes. We have begun the process of converting the video digitally with the current setup: Sony U-MATIC VO-5850 & Sony UVW-...
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What is the technical advantage of celluloid film over digital?

I know that digital is used more than celluloid now. Still, I would like to know why celluloid film is still favored by some film makers. Only a few years ago celluloid was the standard. What was/is ...
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What format should I digitize mini DV tapes with HDV footage in?

I want to digitize a lot of mini dv tape footage, shot on a Sony a1(HDV). What format should I digitize the footage in? (and on a side note can you point me in the direction of what hardware I will ...
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I want to digitise footage from a lot of DV tapes - should I use my camera or buy a tape deck?

I have about 200 hours of footage I need to digitise. I have very little experience in the production side of video. What kind of kit do I need to digitise it, how does it work? and will it wear out ...
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Is it possible to have stereo sound from an external mic on a Canon Vixia HF G20

I have a Canon Vixia HF G20 and I cannot find anywhere in the manual about an external mic in stereo mode. The "advanced hot shoe" does support stereo and surround sound but through the Line In/Mic ...
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Recommended Encoding for VHS to Digital to be Followed by Post Processing

I have VHS tapes that I want to digitize. I started this using something like Pinnacle's Dazzle. I notice that the only encoding options were for compressed video, which could lead to quality ...
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Why does the color red always appear pixelated on TV and videos on the PC?

I hope this isn't off-topic. While technically about video production, it's not about a problem I am having. Have you ever noticed on TV how the color red is always noticeably pixelated? It's the ...
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filming objects that emit light in low light conditions

I have a Canon HF100 HD camera which I'm using to produce video for youtube and other online video channels, in HD. I need to primarily shoot video of objects and people in low light conditions, ...
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What's the best setup to transfer a digital or analog video over 100 ft?

I'm looking for the best (price/quality) solution to send a digital or analog video signal to an lcd tv or beamer over 80 - 100 ft. The input can be hdmi, vga or dvi (all must be possible). The output ...
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First steps in time lapse

I've always been fascinated by time-lapse videos, and i wanted to give it a try. I don't have much, just a Canon Digital IXUS970, which can record up to 4GB of video. (and i think this is enought to ...
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Cheapest way to convert from toslink to 4 channel analog audio? [closed]

I have a mac-mini and an old analog 4.1 set of speakers and I want to use all 4 channels instead of only two. I do not have a receiver and I am looking for the least expensive way of achieving 4 ...