I have been inspecting the prints in the library of the SF Art Institute
for the past year. I have found that the magnasync viewers are the best.
The screen is much larger and scratches, dust, dirt, etc are more
definable. They are not cheap and difficult to find. This is the poor
man's way of goding things. A flatbed may scratch especially in rewind or
fast forward, etc. If you need editing equip email me off the list. I still
have some items.
On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 12:48 PM, Robert Withers <withe...@earthlink.net>
> Hello all,
> What's the best way to evaluate old 16 mm prints, sound and picture?
> For example, for color shift, print quality, etc.
> I use to have a 4-plate Steenbeck editing machine that was very easy on
> film and had both magnetic and optical sound paths. Is that still the most
> I can still hand-inspect film (and use a Moviscop viewer) for dirt,
> scratches, splices, missing sections, etc., but can't tell if a print
> really looks and sounds good.
> Projectors? Viewers?
> I imagine expensive scanners work well for picture, at least.
> Thanks for any thoughts,
> Robert Withers
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