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MovieStuff Retro-8 film to video transfer/telecine machine
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Item condition:
New other (see details)

In like new condition, in its original box and with all its original accessories.

Apr 08, 2014 18:08:00 PDT
Winning bid:
US $2,000.00
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Item location:
Jay, Maine, United States


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Condition: New other (see details) : Split the cost with friends
A new, unused item with absolutely no signs of wear. The item may be missing the original packaging, or in the original packaging but not sealed. The item may be a factory second or a new, unused item with defects. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller Notes: In like new condition, in its original box and with all its original accessories.


Movie Film Format:

8mm, Super 8



(Manufacture’s image – photos of actual machine up for auction below)


MovieStuff Retro-8 film transfer/film scanner/telecine machine

Dual 8 – transfers both Super 8 (or Single 8) and Regular 8 (or Standard 8/Double 8/8mm) movie film, both reversal and color negative, to HD or SD video. It may also be used to capture still frames.

The Retro-8 features frame-by-frame film transfer via a continuous, sprocketless movement. 400ft (120m) capacity.

The machine is around six months old and is in like new condition, in its original box and with all its original accessories. It sells new for $2,350.00, not including the software.

This auction is for the physical machine only. The RetroScan-HD software is not included. It may be purchased from AlternaWare for $161.

Sold as is, no refunds.


Description from manufacturer:

The first thing you should know is that we make these units totally from scratch in our shop. No modified old projectors. 100% flicker-free, the Retro series are the first frame-by-frame, continuous feed, desk top, high definition movie scanners for private or professional use. Small in size but big in performance, the Retro units scan both reversal and color negative to bring commercial grade scans within reach of the average person or small business owner. Scan and watch your home movies on your PC using the codec-free RetroScan-HD software ($161.00) or you can export HD or SD .MOV video files that are iTunes compatible or for making BluRay or DVDs on your own Mac or PC edit system. You can even output codec-free, numbered image sequences that are 1000% archival. These numbered image sequences can be imported into any decent edit system now, or decades from now, to reconstitute your home movie file. You can also capture handy still frames using the "SnapShot" button on the RetroScan-HD viewing software. This unit does not transfer audio but you can run sound film through it.

Set up is simple: No special capture card is required! Plug in the provided USB cable to your PC, load the RetroScan-HD software, and turn it on. Quiet operation and full automation means set it and forget it. Just load the Retro unit with your home movies, start the scanning process, and go do something else. The scanning process will stop automatically at the end of the roll or in the unlikely event of film jam or breakage.

Unique, two-motor design with direct drive take up and rewind, combined with no sprockets, no advance claw, no capstan, no pinch roller: no belts, and no gears means virtually no maintenance. Nothing to lube, nothing to adjust. You don't even have to focus! All you have to do is dust it off and scan. Long life super bright LED produces zero hot spot, lasts thousands of hours and produces no heat on the gate or film. You can leave a frame in the gate with the LED on and it will never blister the film or lose focus. A manual exposure knob lets you adjust the light level for underexposed film and the RetroScan-HD software gives offers powerful RGB color and contrast correction to fine tune your capture.

The Retro units feature SafeScan zero image area contact at the gate and rubber guide rollers that handle the film only by the edges for maximum film safety. Most film with shrinkage, broken sprocket holes or bad splices navigate the film path with ease. You can even use regular scotch tape to splice your films! Bad frames with covered sprocket holes or missing sprocket holes will be skipped automatically during transfer, making editing a breeze! On film with good sprocket holes, the units' Solid State Registration means a rock steady picture, generally accurate to within a pixel. The Retro units have a built-in, high resolution, machine-vision pick up that scans in full 24 bit (8:8:8) using industry standard square pixel orientation. Original files are stored as 720p and HD output files are 16:9 720p or 1080p with black bars on the left and right of the film frame. The RetroScan-HD software also outputs both PAL and NTSC SD files with equal quality and is user selectable. Quality imaging and simplicity of use is why MovieStuff telecine units are number one, worldwide.


RetroScan-HD (not included, available from manufacturer) requirements:

2.2 GHz or faster Intel or AMD processor

64 bit Windows 7 or 8


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