What a great blog! This was probably my fav toy of all time. How do you capture the slides?
Thanks, rightxhere. When I'm preparing slides, I place four strips of them at a time on my flatbed scanner and scan them at a minimum 600 dpi resolution. I then take the scans into PhotoShop, where I run one of several macros I've developed to enhance the colors and so forth, sometimes tweaking them as needed or redoing anything that's missing.From there, I import the individual slide pictures into iPhoto, and then place them in order into an iMovie file, to which I add the sound effects and music. It's all done on a Mac -- or rather, two Macs, since my new Mac doesn't have PhotoShop on it, and the older Mac's version is very old!
Interesting--I thought you'd have to have them backlit somehow to get the proper effect, but they come out good. I have a couple old green 61 sets (although some of them seem double-imaged or have a lot color-bleeding).Nice to hear from a fellow Mac user. Thanks for adding me on FB.
Thanks for the compliment! There have been varying degrees of success, depending on the condition of the original slides.The double-imaging or color bleed you're seeing is actually off-register printing. Kenner's slides weren't actually film (like the View-Master slides), but were printed on plastic, and they didn't always get the registration right.And you're welcome for being added as a friend on FaceBook! And I'm always happy to hear from a fellow Mac person myself!
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