RetroScan Universal HD/2K Scanner PC Specs
general, we have worked very hard to
make this unit compatible with most
any, off the shelf 64 bit laptop or
desktop PC with an Intel processor.
As such, there is no need to have a
custom PC built for this unit and,
in fact, we advise against it as we
have found a lack of standardization
in their construction can cause
issues. Therefore, we provide
limited support for custom built or
home built PCs.
If they work, you are in great shape and we can
answer general operational questions related to
PC use. But, if you have a problem with your
custom built or home built PC, we would not be
able to help you debug your system. While most
any brand of quality, off the shelf PC will
work, it is currently recommended to avoid
Lenovo brand PCs as too much malware has been
reported by customers. Also, we have no means to
support use of this product on a Mac. However,
we have a number of customers using this on a
Mac running Windows with no reported problems.
Files produced are totally compatible with a Mac
Required Software :
RetroScan 2K Universal software ($199.95 USD)
Sold separately and available only to
MovieStuff Universal customers
via a purchase link in the instructions. It is
an instant download.
Capacity and Included Reel
8mm - 1200
(400 foot reel included)
9.5mm - 1200
feet (400 foot reel included)
16mm - 2400 feet (1800 foot reel included)
Transfer Speed and Time
50 feet of 8mm or 100 feet of 9.5mm or 16mm
will take about 4.5 minutes to scan.
USB 3 (cable included)
Approximately 2.5 GHz or faster Intel i5 or i7
CPU (no AMD)
PC with any 64 bit version of Windows 7, 8 or 10.
You will need a full 8 gigs of RAM for optimal
performance of this unit.
You can record up to 1080p compressed on your
C drive with no problem.
If you are going to do larger files, you might want to
add a separate internal drive.
NOTE: If you are planning on doing
full 2K or uncompressed, you will want to capture
to a desktop with an internal RAID-0 drive array for
faster speed and higher volume.
At this point, we do not suggest using solid state drives
as we have found their
performance for this application to be somewhat
The unit has
a universal external switching power supply
that can run on 100-256 VAC at 50 or 60 cycles.
No transformer is required for
any of our products.
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