[Tig] Blackmagic Design Scanner

Roger Koller tig at onlinevideo.ch
Thu Feb 4 09:37:05 GMT 2016


Hi Joav

I understand;

thanks for sharing !
best
Roger

On 03.02.2016, at 15:28, Joav Shdema <joav at dbdigital.co.il> wrote:

> Under impressed is a soften expression to disappointed. 
> 
> To me the Blackmagic scanner looked like the company is trying to sell more of their digital cameras than focusing on the true professional needs of someone involved in film restoration.
> 
> What I've encountered was: 
> Fixed mediocre optics
> Optical resolution isn't matched on both gauges
> No sound options
> Image quality is not good, faded and diffused 
> Cheap looking mechanical film path with sprockets - a no go when you deal with archival materials
> No upgrade path options - it is a one box buy as is. 
> 
> I might forget some of the points but the above sums up my initial impression of this unit. Compared to the efforts invested by some of the other manufacturers - it is nowhere there.
> 
> Cheers
> 
> 
> Joav Shdema
> Managing Partner
> DB Digital
> Expert Film-Video-Audio Restoration
> www.dbdigital.co.il
> 
> On Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 5:33 PM, Roger Koller <tig at onlinevideo.ch> wrote:
> Hi Joav
> 
> we are currently looking at the machine and have mixed feelings about its quality. Especially how good the UHD quality/sharpness really is..
> what are your main concerns about it ?
> 
> best
> Roger
> 
> Head of Postproduction
> On Line Video 46 AG
> 
> On 02.02.2016, at 15:31, Joav Shdema via Tig <tig at colorist.org> wrote:
> 
> > Sohonet www.sohonet.co.uk sponsors the TIG.
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> >
> >
> > I had a lengthy check of this scanner and was under impressed with what I
> > saw.
> > It will be interesting to learn what others do think / use it for
> >
> >
> > *Joav ShdemaManaging PartnerDB DigitalExpert Film-Video-Audio
> > Restorationwww.dbdigital.co.il <http://www.dbdigital.co.il>*
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 6:44 AM, Lorne Miess via Tig <tig at colorist.org>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Sohonet www.sohonet.co.uk sponsors the TIG.
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> >>
> >>
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> I'm looking to get some information on the scanner itself as far as optical
> >> audio, magnetic sound and PTR rollers and was looking for some other users
> >> if you can help me out please let me know?
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >>
> >> thanks
> >>
> >> Lorne
> >>
> >> Lorne Miess
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