RetroScan Universal Mark-II Movie Scanner System
you are a small transfer shop or an archive with a
warehouse of film to scan, the Universal Mark-II
Multi-Format Movie scanner is sized to fit your budget and
workflow. Designed specifically for the Academy of Motion
Picture Film Archives in Hollywood, which has been using
our equipment exclusively since 2003, this unit has no
sprockets, claws or pinch rollers to potentially damage
your priceless movies and handles the film only by the
edges with no image area contact. A lack of pressure plate
means no hair in the gate! The Mark-II scanner is modular
so you can expand its capabilities by adding different
format film guides and accessories as your shop's
requirements change. The
basic unit will handle reels up to 600 feet, which makes
it ideal right out of the box for small shops doing
mostly home movie transfers. Adding the Mark-II Reel
Extension Kit will
allow reels up to 2000 feet and is easily
installed by the user in minutes. Film guides
are available in Dual-8
(R8/S8), 9.5mm, 16mm, 17.5mm, 22mm, 28mm and 35mm. The resolution of the
Mark-II camera sensor is 2048 x 1536, which is
approximately 3K resolution for 4:3 material common
to home movies and archival motion picture film formats. If scanning in a more
modern 16:9 aspect ratio, then you have the choice of 2K
resolution at 2048 x 1152 or the more economical HD
resolution at 1920 x 1080. The easy to use RetroScan
Mark-II software scans Codec
Free, frame by frame, either compressed or
approximately 15fps, which means a 50 foot roll of 8mm
or a 100 foot roll of 16mm will scan in about 4.5
minutes. Final playback rate of the film is determined
by the Mark-II software after scanning is complete.
Files can be batch exported in SD, HD, 2K or -3K,
as compressed or uncompressed AVI or MOV files,
or as high resolution
image sequences in JPG, PNG, BMP or TIF.
For weight and dimensions of the Mark-II
Scanner System, please click HERE.
The RetroScan Universal Mark-II does not currently
reproduce the audio from sound films (that may change
later). However, you do have two practical options for
handling sound films. For films with an optical sound
track, there is a free app called AEO Light
that will read the soundtrack area of your transfer and
create a digital wave file that will run in sync with your
picture. (NOTE: We do not make nor offer support for AEO
Light.) A more practical option that will work for both
magnetic and optical sound for all formats is our RetroSync
Studio Sound Module. It allows you to use any
standard projector to produce a synchronous sound track
that will match your Mark-II transfer.
Looking for a package deal? Email
or call 830-966-4664. To order click HERE!
Mark-II Movie Scanner
Comes with one set of guides (any
Will handle reels up to 600 feet
Scans in SD, HD, 2K or -3K
Minimal PC requirements (see here)
USA $180. Shipping Canada or Mexico $425.
Shipping UK, EU, Australia or New Zealand $650.
Mark-II Motor Extension Kit
Expands reel capacity to 2000 feet
Installs in minutes with provided tools
Works with all film formats
$850.00 plus shipping
Shipping USA $60.
Shipping Canada or Mexico $125.
Shipping UK, EU, Australia or New Zealand $250.
Mark-II Film Guides
Available in Dual-8 (S8/R8), 9.5mm
16mm, 17.5mm, 22mm, 28mm & 35mm
$750.00 per set plus shipping
Shipping Canada or Mexico $65.
Shipping UK, EU, Australia or New Zealand $125.
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