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acg [Avatar]
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Looks like several of us have the same film scanner and trying to figure out the format.

This is the instruction from the scanner regarding the format. Now need to figure out how to get from numbered image sequence to Powerdirector:

NUMBERED IMAGE SEQUENCE
A folder with every frame of film on an individual, digital still frame that is numbered sequentially. These frames can be JPEG (smallest), PNG, BMP or TIF (largest). This image sequence can be imported with a mouse click as one group into most NLE systems where the NLE will automatically string the frames together to create a video file using the codec that is unique to that system. It should be noted that Final Cut Pro does not support numbered image sequences. However, these sequences can be imported via Photoshop CS4 and above or via Quicktime Pro to create video files that will work in Final Cut Pro. Like with the MJPEG video files, final playback speeds can be applied using the speed change function on your NLE timeline .

Does this help?

Alan
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ynotfish [Avatar]
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Hi Alan -

FCP can be used in (almost) the same way as PowerDirector to get your numbered image sequence into video format.

https://documentation.apple.com/en/finalcutpro/usermanual/index.html#chapter=26%26section=6%26tasks=true

There are two ways to do it in PD, shown here - http://youtu.be/NW9-c-jINBY

Is your question about which setting you should apply on the scanner? TIFF, PNG, BMP or JPEG? That depends a little on whether storage space is an issue. Your scanner may be able to output "uncompressed" (much bigger file sizes).

Cheers - Tony
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acg [Avatar]
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I believe the scanner has with the software capability of giving me tif, gif, number image sequece , png, bmp, or tif, and .mov formats jut wondering what will give the best quality. It can give me HD 1080p formats Just trying to figure out how to get from here to there.

Don't have the scanner yet but do have the instruction manual. It is not clear.

Storage space and processing speed is not an issue. I have built a computer with 32GB ram, i7 4700k quad processor, 480GB SSD drive backing up with a 8tb personal cloud network.

I believe the software can give me png, bmp, tif files in either sd or hd quality.

Alan
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Quote: I believe the scanner has with the software capability of giving me tif, gif, number image sequece , png, bmp, or tif, and .mov formats jut wondering what will give the best quality. It can give me HD 1080p formats Just trying to figure out how to get from here to there.

Don't have the scanner yet but do have the instruction manual. It is not clear.

Storage space and processing speed is not an issue. I have built a computer with 32GB ram, i7 4700k quad processor, 480GB SSD drive backing up with a 8tb personal cloud network.

I believe the software can give me png, bmp, tif files in either sd or hd quality.

Alan

When you get the film scanner, experiment. Try the MOV format, that is a movie format. The purpose of a scanner is to convert film images to a digital format, any of the formats you mentioned would be the full frame and the same quality.
If you have a choice of SD or HD, choose HD.

You are just guessing until you have the actual scanner to experiment with.

Carl312: Windows 10 64-bit 8 GB RAM,AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4 GHz,ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB,240GB SSD,two 1TB HDs.

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