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[filmscanners] Re: 3 year wait

Laurie Solomon wrote:
> The third party dealer suggested that Polaroid even in its newer ProPalette
> 7000 recorder and the older consumer HR6000 recorder are rarely able to
> achieve the full 4K.  Other brands that they sell or have sold do better;
> but even with them it is not unusual for the recorder to reach its limit
> before reaching the 4K mark.

Yes, and as I mentioned before, the 6K unit is one of the 3" ones, not a
7" tube one like the 7K and 8K models.

> I am happy to know that now that Dave Hemmingway has left the list there are
> other people out there with film recorders who can answer questions

I have one (or several), but Dave knew in his pinky two orders of magnitude
more than I ever will about 'em!  Wish he were here... (hope he's doing
well in his new adventures).

> concerning them.  Film recorders and recording appears to be one of those
> little known areas of knowledge where there seems to be no existing body of
> coedified literature on.

Probably a pretty small niche, relatively speaking.  When recorders can be
bought at Costco for $39, then there will be a mailing list like this
one for them, etc.  :-)

I'm glad this thread has come up so I can learn about what I'm doing a
bit more.  Most web searching results in just a few dealer sites, and
although they should know what they're doing, they're not entirely
unbiased sources of information (particularly toward Polaroid who's
financial situation probably hasn't thrilled their dealers much).

Mike K.

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