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  1. Originally Posted by wesmithdc View Post
    There are units of HS available on E-bay in the $330-340 price range. I have just ordered one. Due to arrive on Aug 23
    For sake of argument are they actually true HS machines and not something similar? I saw similar decks but not HS. However about 2 weeks ago I returned my unit to them for a refund. In the short time that I had my machine (purchased in Feb), Woverine who seems to be the maker for the HS units already went through 2 pretty massive internal upgrades and have the machine as a "work in progress". The HS units are also reflecting these changes as they go. Some others are also trying to get more features added. Why would I then want to stick with the design flawed first version? Also since the changes seem to be pretty quick, it makes more sense to wait a good year or so before attempting to buy another machine. At that point they should have more of the kinks/design worked out... you know the way they should have done to begin with before releasing anything to the market. Product testing was not on their agenda
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    Unfortunately I got one without a box, new for $275 but have had to send it back How Itt stuttered and jammed no matter how I tried. however it convinced me that this is a good model but should be a little better priced than $449.95 form H S.
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    It seems to me that a spate of H-S models les were released on E-bay at the $330-340 range as I wrote my last but one entry. They were were probably the returns or models that had flaws or lacked upgrades. They have now disappeared from E-Bay.when
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    Hi. I have been looking at the Wolverine and had just one question which I didn't see addressed here. Could you tell me what the light source on the Wolverine is? Bulb or LED?
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  5. Originally Posted by bbwizard View Post
    Hi. I have been looking at the Wolverine and had just one question which I didn't see addressed here. Could you tell me what the light source on the Wolverine is? Bulb or LED?
    Its LED behind a diffuser. No bulbs thank goodness.
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  6. I understand wanting to avoid the heat from a traditional bulb (although you should be using a low-power bulb, if traditional halogen or tungsten). However, LED is not necessarily better. If it is NOT a "high CRI" bulb, you may find that you get weird colors. Halogen and tungsten are "black box" radiators which is a fancy physics way of saying that they emit all the colors of the rainbow in equal intensity. LEDs have big gaps in the colors they reproduce, and this will most definitely alter the color you get. No way to correct it with a filter.
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  7. johnmeyer:
    You raise a very good point about LED CRI. Has anyone got a color meter to test the HS or Wolverine? A precision Sekonic C-700 costs close to $2,000 US, so that is beyond my means. You also have to wonder about DIY or even professional 8mm digitisers that use LED sources.
    I am undecided about whether I should get a HS or Wolverine. The HS supporting 7" reels seems to be an older model no longer in production, since all the current production models sold at Alibaba now only support 5" reels. However, the Alibaba ones do scan at 1080, and I would rather down convert using high quality software than letting the non-configurable hardware do it as on the Wolverine.
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    Reflecta sells a device that very much looks the same but a lot more expensive than the Wolverine.
    https://reflecta.de/en/products/detail/~id.840/reflecta-Film-Scanner-Super-8-%E2%80%93-Normal-8.html
    It has Resolution: 1440 x 1080 p @ 30fps (MP4). Anyone an idea if these are identical ?
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  9. Both the Reflecta and Wolverine are the same units manufactured by Winait Technologies in China. The difference is that the Wolverine firmware has been modified for lower resolution because apparently the higher 1080p does not look as good with the high compression done by the firmware. You can order the 1080p directly from China in single quantities through Alibaba:

    https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/New-Film-Scanner-Film-Transfer-Converter_60619803499.html?

    https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/2017-Popular-Film-Scanner-2-4_60658368694.html?...200.0.0.ba7sB3

    https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/factory-new-design-film-scanner-8mm_60535870884...697a8c3e8iEzaV

    https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/New-Film-Scanner-Film-Transfer-Converter_606198...697a8c3e8iEzaV
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    That device did not work out. Stuttered and stuck. Had to send it back. Now going to buy the HS new version!
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