I’d love to somehow have a system similar to the Cine2Digits setup, but maybe just even white LEDs to begin with.
A big issue that causes a lot of frustration for me while scanning is the ability to quickly change exposure during scene changes.
I use the moviestuff universal II, but unfortunately the computer can’t tell the scanner anything.
The auto exposure just changes the gain level, but I’d much prefer to keep the gain at 0 whenever I can, and have the LED output changed by the computer.
So I sit there and manually exposure all scenes, keeping the gain on 0 if I can, and changing the LED dimmer via a pot. But I’m just not fast enough if the film was constantly changing outside>inside. I have to stop the capture, rewind, then continue on with the correct exposure.
I’m guessing the software would take the histogram output from spin view, and tell an external controller connected to the computer via USB to reduce the LED output by x value to keep the exposure from clipping.
Also using a strobe would be a heap better than constant illumination for heat saving.
The logic sounds simple enough, but I’m hopeless at programming.