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  1. Hello John ! I believe the 8000 ED and the 9000 ED are almost identical - except that the 9000 accepts the 6x6 dias and negas. The 9000 costs an arm... if you find one. But some are avalaible on the used market. The main problem is that it is fairly delicate, and must be handled sith great care (don't carry it using the door opening !). And it may be difficult to find a repair technician... I try not to move mine at all... And I still use Windows 7, as I am not certain that it would work with Win 10 (Ed Hamrick says it does...). The problem, as I see it, is that it is connected by FireWire, a connection which is not available on recent computers. They are both of an excellent quality
  2. Hello landsberger ! Thank you so much for liking my pictures of mountains ! Carryng the camera, the lenses and sometimes the tripod, was worth the effort. Like you, I could not dream of doing that again now, but at least I have the pictures ! And I spent a wonderful time scanning them and putting them together in a show... It was worth it : otherwise, the pictures would be lost forever... I have an excellent scanner - maybe the best : a Nikon Coolscan 9000 ED. And I use Vuescan. I scan to raw (dng) and I make the corrections with Phososhop and Camera Raw. I did spend quite a few hours to decide on a working process... Regards ! Dan
  3. Thanks Bert for your message ! Indeed, medium format film was of a quality the digital cameras do not always meet... A friend of mine, a professional photographer, tells me that in his opinion, a good scan of a medium format picture is easily as good as a modern digital photo of 35-45 Mo. He still uses a panoramic argentic camera quite often : he says the colors have no equivalent in the digital pictures - and I quite agree with him. I am presently posting on Vimeo a slight variation of my Bryce show : I was not satisfied with the dancing girl on the last picture. I litteraly spent days trying to build a better animated gif. I guess this one is better - but not perfect. And animated gif's are not easy to integrate smoothly into PTE... Well, that will do - until I find a better way... I have already spent too much time for a few seconds of the show... I wish you all the best !
  4. Thank you John and Kieron ! I spent a wonderful time visitng the Parks in winter... and again when I digitized the pictures and relived my experiences... In fact, I have travelled to many wonderful places in the world (see for instance my show on mountains of the world), but I believe the US Parks are the most varied and beautiful... Thanks for visiting !
  5. Thank you JRR ! The most difficult was the post treatment of the negas : I did not have the reference we have in slides... I had to rely on my memory... Thanks again !
  6. Hello from France ! I visited some of the great american National Parks in winter... a long time ago... (January 1994 and again in January-February 1995), and of course I brought back a number of great pictures (I went only to take pictures...). Also, I was carrying a 6x6 Hassy (and a tripod !). I never made shows with these pictures - but the virus gave me the time I needed to scan the pictures (6x6 negas, 4,5x4,5 slides and 24x36 slides : quite a job !). I have now completed 4 shows : Death valley, Zion, Monument Valley and Bryce Canyon. They are on my Vimeo channel : www.vimeo.com/channels/danmasse or : Death valley : Zion : Monument Valley : and Bryce Canyon : Enjoy !
  7. Good morning ! Thank you very much for your appreciation of my very short clip... I just uploaded the .exe file here : http://perso.wanadoo.fr/daniel.masse/Clip_...El_Chalten2.exe. It is much shorter than the .wmv file (about 1/4), and runs much more smoothly : I agree, there is no need to go to .avi files. Thank you again for your help ! Dan
  8. Thank you Chuck, for your advice ! I used Windows Movie Maker, and it worked fine ! (This is the first time I play with video...) The quality does not look too bad. I'll have to compare with the .exe file, but this looks acceptable to me. I just put it here, along with my site : http://perso.wanadoo.fr/daniel.masse/Clip_..._El_Chalten.wmv (Yes, I am French... I am sorry : the comments are in French...) I would be happy to have your comments... Thanks again ! Dan
  9. Hello ! In the first place, I must state that I am amazed... I knew of PTE, and I even purchased the program last year... But then, I had other projects to finish up, and I did not play with it much, at the time. I just came back, and I am amazed at the possibilites of this software, and I am also amazed at the number of people doing quality work with it ! Congratulations ! I have been making "standard" shows for years : now, a new field is opening up ! My question : I would like to put maybe a couple of very short shows on my website, abstracts of larger shows. An AVI file may be played on line, using for instance RealOne player : I can see the file I created, using RealOne. But of course the file is erased as soon as I hit the finish button... How could I save the file in AVI format, to put on my site ? Thanks ! Dan
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