digital slides?

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  1. Overread

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    Ok call me slow if you will but.....

    I recently got hold of my dads old projector and now have a small itch to show some of my works using the projector and I was wondering how/if it is possible to convert a digital shot into a slide shot. In addition to the if and the how I would be interested to know the where as well - where (if the if is a yes) is it possible to get this service in the UK and now much can I expect to pay for it?

    Thanks for all the help :)
     
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    Yes. It's called the Polaroid ProPalette/Digital Palette. It's of a breed called "film recorders." ProPalettes can be had on eBay for pennies, and I mean that quite literally. They'll print digital images onto film, generally slide. I've used them on numerous occasions. They run on software called "RasterPlus." Make sure you buy a Palette that comes with it, and a camera.

    To run it, once you get the machine setup (it's about the size of a printer), you load the film into the camera, mount the camera on the machine, import the image into RasterPlus, print, and then have the slides developed by a local lab.
     
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    hmm thanks for the suggestion Alpha - looks to be a better bet than paying out indeviduall for slides - £2 a shot is more than I am willing to pay for this. But it appears I am on the wrong side of the altantic for these machines - :(
    that or ebay hates me
     
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    well you can also search ebay for "film recorder." So long as it's in working condition you'll be fine. But like I said, make sure it comes w/ software.
     
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    Why not just get a film camera, load in some slide film, and photograph your LCD monitor? I think the result it will be higher quality than most if not all "personal devices" will produce.

    Sync your shutter to the LCD refresh rate and play with the brightness/contrast for best results.
     
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    Though I have never used one, based on the results I've seen I wouldn't recommend the Digital Palette - I think that you will be disappointed with the resolution. The later ProPalette 8000 produces far better results.

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    The 8000 is the version optimized for printing onto MF and LF film, as well. It's considerably more expensive, even on eBay, and was designed to be an alternative to the Rhino. The ProPalette 7000 is much cheaper and produces fine results.
     
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    Isn't the 8000 nothing more than a tiny 7 inch CRT with a film camera pointed at it? How would a 7 inch CRT produce better results than 20 or 30 inch LCD? We had 5 or 6 of these things in the staff work room at the university I taught at. They were left over from some past and forgotten era. Projectors took their place and no one used them any longer AFAIK. They're probably in the trash can by now.

    Displaying a hires framebuffer on a 7 inch CRT? I think a hood, a cheep-o film camera, and my LCDs would produce far far superior results. No?
     

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