[Frameworks] film scanner

Dan Anderson bcfilmfest at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 22:08:56 UTC 2016


I bought a Wolverine.. It's easy to use and very handy, but the image
quality is quite poor. I went in with low expectations based on the reviews
and was still disappointed. Lots of digital artifacts. The one saving grace
is that it captures "frame-by-frame" so you don't get a digital blur
between the frames that you might get from shooting off the wall with an HD
camera. You also need to correct the 30fps speed and aspect ratio.
Unfortunately, the awful camera is also built into the device in a way that
would be difficult to pop open and easily upgrade.

All that said, I don't think it scratched or noticeably damaged my film
(knock on wood!) and is a good way to easily transfer footage to preview.
And if it's just yard sale movies or something you're not that personally
invested in, it looks decent at a glance. But if it's footage you care
deeply about or shot yourself, it won't be pretty. Probably 60-65% of the
image quality as compared to projection.

On Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 3:23 PM, Greg Schmitz <lists at gregschmitz.com> wrote:

> Here's a review from YouTube:
>
> "Wolverine 8mm and Super 8mm Film 2 Digital MovieMaker - REVIEW and test
> footage"
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WN44a0l5g8
>
> --greg
>
>
>
> On 11/29/16 11:04 AM, George, Sherman wrote:
>
>> I received an ad for a Wolverine Data regular8/super 8 digital film
>> scanner.
>> Has anyone used/tested this device and, if so, what was the quality of
>> the transfer.
>> At $ 300 it seem like a deal.
>> Any evaluation would be welcome.
>> Thanks
>>
>>
>> Sherman George
>> sgeorge at ucsd.edu
>> 858-229-4368
>>
>>
>>
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