|Lens Support||Single/Fixed Lens Support|
|Remote Control||With Corded Remote Control|
|Variable Timer||1.5 - 30 Seconds|
|Compatible Tray Type||80 Slides Rotary Carousel|
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There are only a few types of slide-to-video converters available. These are the Elmo product line and the Navatar product line. Both are high-quality telecine devices, once widely used in TV studios for what was known as a "slide chain" and in classrooms for projecting 35mm slides via a DLP or LCD video projector for group viewing. Today they are used mostly for converting 35mm slides to video, something I do commercially. This is my second TRV-35H. both bought on E-Bay. The Navatar does not offer the features this device does - a timer for slide changes, color correction, iris adjustment zoom, and a variety of video adjustments. Of the Elmo models, the 35-H is the only one to offer all these features. Plus, the 35-H has an RS 232 port (DB9) which allows all functions to be computer controlled from an Windows machine using Windows 98. The program is available from Elmo, which does not support this obsolete device any longer, but is very helpful nevertheless.
I bought it advertised "as is" but since I have the service manuals, I was able to easily get it working again. In the SVHS mode, if produces over 400 lines of video, not up to today’s HD standard, but good enough for home viewing. An 80-slide carousel is recommended, with with a little coaxing it will operate with a 140 slide carousel most of the time. I tried using a Kodak stack loader instead of a carousel, but that is not satisfactory.
The critical mass with this machine is the lamp, a 24 volt auto-style lamp which Elmo no longer sells. I got a supply from a company on Ebay, but now I see some lamps coming up for sale again. Always keep a spare lamp. as the system turns off the light circuit with each slide change, and they cannot be purchased locally. Lamp changing requires some dexterity because of the minimal space of the lamp compartment, but is relatively easy.
I bought two of these because repairs are now impossible - no one seems to fix Kodak slide carousel mechanisms any longer. They are durable but mechanically complex.
I needed a slide Transfer Unit for lot of slides.Well I fund the Elmo TRV 35mm transfer unit.IT is a very good unit I can zoom,focus, colour correction and you can adjust the time for the slides I transfer them to a PC or strait to DVD Recorder.
You can by more expansive units but the Elmo TVR 35H is good .
This is the successor to the TRV-35G from Elmo. Improvements include a high resolution CCD, component and S-Video outputs, and push button zoom controls. For slide to DVD transfers, this will get the job done. It is especially handy if you are using a standalone DVD recorder to burn your DVD instead of a PC. If you are using a PC, or if you are burning to Blu-Ray, a modern film scanner is the better choice since it provides far greater resolution.