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    excuse my ignorance

    is it possible to print slides ( 35mm) ?
    sorry if its a stupid question .

    James

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    Re: excuse my ignorance

    No excuse necessary,
    Yes indeed, "R" prints can be made.
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    Is Cibachrome dead? Showing my age here.

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    Re: excuse my ignorance

    James,

    Do you mean make prints from 35mm slides, or do you mean print a 35mm transparency slide from a digital file? The answer is yes for both, but the processes are very different
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    Re: excuse my ignorance

    First thing thanks for replys.
    I mean print slides transp. At home if possible.

    The thing is I was wondering if showing pics instead of a video proyector from an "analog" one , photos would get some of the nice film light and optics magic back . It might be stupid , ?
    With sound it works fine , I do something similar and it's much warmer than pure digital .

    Thanks

    James

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    I'm officially confused. Sound?

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    sorry , I'm a sound editor and all sound postpo is now digital all the way thru till the cinema theatre , and we process sound before mastering to get some warmth back . for sound as it is and behaves it works fine , so I was comparing both , sound and image .

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    James,
    Another option is to scan your slides and then post process them digitally.
    Slide shows work great with a high quality digital projector.
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    thanks Bob, do you think a sony homecinema HD would do or is there any specific for photo , apart from Leicas one for obvious reason


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    I am not familiar with that one.
    Check to se if it has a dvi interface, then drive it from a computer through that interface. There are also options for hdmi depending on your graphics card.
    You might also want to consider profiling your projector, by developing an icc profile on the computer. I1 has some solutions for this as well as others.
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    yes , it has dvi , there is some thant have CZ lenses to , Ill go and have a look what there is .

    Thanks Sir.

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    well HDMI and DVI is really the same thing only that HDMI holds video and sound signals and DVI only video. If I'm wrong please correct me .

    James

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    Ahh. So not print, but rather projection or video display.

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    I do print (paper ) but I would like , if possible to print slide transparensy and see what comes out .

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    Sorry, I must need more coffee. To be 100% clear, you want to have a paper print you can hold in your hand that is made directly from a transparency. Is that correct? The discussion of video projection or HDMI display is confusing me. Two different animals.

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    no problem , I want to print on a printer a transparecy from a digital file
    but , I don't know if its possible .

    James

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    Re: excuse my ignorance

    A. You can scan a transparency, and, from the digital file, make a print, on paper from it, no problem, I do it all the time.

    B. From a digital file, you can print, e.g. on clear film, a 'transparency'. People do this in order to do some digital processing of an image, and then produce large negatives for contact printing, I believe. A normal printer would not likely produce a transparency with anywhere near the resolution of an original transparency from film, so I doubt that it would be very useful for creating a slide for projection in a slide projector. Probably OK for an overhead projector, if anyone still uses those.

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    Thanks Arjuna , solved my question .

    Cheers

    James

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    Getting closer now, I think I understand. I was thinking you wanted to do A. as listed above in Arjuna's note.

    If it's B. (from the note above) then you need some transparency film for your inkjet printer. Like this: http://www.pictorico.com/index.asp?P...TS&Category=52

    It would be interesting to hear if the results were worth the effort. Good luck!

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    trsmith , I'll let you know if its any good

    cheers

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    Re: excuse my ignorance

    actually, why I asked the question the way I did earlier is I was not clear what the desired output was. Now that we finally cleared that up, there is a printer specifically designed for this called a "Film Recorder" -- basically just a very high resolution printer. Not very common now at all and for most purposes, a file that is sized to around 1440 PPI and printed to 35mm slide size on any current high res printer at 2880 on transparency material, will probably when projected about equal the same digital file displayed on the typical 1080P video display...
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    So , it's not worth all the mess of printing testing cuting framing and be disapointed some few times for getting more or less the same or probably worts for unexpirience . So I think a 1080 pyoyector will be great .
    Thanks .
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    Re: excuse my ignorance

    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesmd View Post
    So , it's not worth all the mess of printing testing cuting framing and be disapointed some few times for getting more or less the same or probably worts for unexpirience . So I think a 1080 pyoyector will be great .
    Thanks .
    James
    I'd say that's a good summary. Plus with the digital file, it's really two fewer generational steps to get the image to the screen, and generally speaking, the fewer generational steps, the better the final image.
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