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Jeremy Saltry

Member Since 17 May 2018
Offline Last Active Feb 21 2019 02:35 AM
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In Topic: How Cinelab charged me $161 for 100' of 7219

14 February 2019 - 01:56 PM

Thanks for the offer! That is nice of you. My apologies for the misunderstanding with rates. 

 

I specifically sought out your Xena scanner as generates less noise with underexposure from what I understand. I am familiar with Scan Stations and Spirits but wanted to take a look for myself hence the DPX. I guess you can say also a scanner test.  Its was more for me personally, not billed to a client or anything. Alot of this was shot at night so I wanted to see what I could get out of the scans. I don't think it was necessarily overkill, whether its an XTR or SR3 or a K3, it's all relative. 

 

K3's are totally have their quarks. They are great if you get a good one. The problem was that all of the nighttime stuff came out super soft. I have actually been talking to a few DP's about this just for fun to try and see what the problem is. Pressure plate came up for back focus. A lot of it is in focus in the daytime so hitting focus came up. But what is weird is that for a fraction of a second some frames are in focus and jump out without the camera being physically moved. 

 

Here is a gallery of the gate at night and the day and the frames in focus for a brief moment and not. The photo of the close up of the game is at the same position. Just one night and one day. If anyone wants to take a stab at it. I feel like Tyler knows K3's pretty well. 

 

 

https://imgur.com/a/LNwi16x#jkyaRzw


In Topic: How Cinelab charged me $161 for 100' of 7219

11 February 2019 - 11:02 AM

I tried to reach out a few times. No problem. Always got your answering service. Before and after I sent my order in. Busy shop. I get it. Some conflicting info on my order form, tried to correct it.  Really wanted to check out your 2k Scan with your Xena. Haven't dealt with you guys.  Was going to go with DPX  and send a drive, but just went ProRes, realized I sent you in the wrong form, didn't think I needed a drive for 444 and tried to catch you guys and got a big bill. Thanks for your response.

 

We are this far with a pretty good thread going here so just shoot over the 2k ProRes via Dropbox. I appreciate your response. Feel free to call or shoot me an email finish this up haha. I am two steps from giving my address and credit card number out here.  

 

Jeremy

 

We just charged you for what you asked for when you filled out the order form.

 

We run 35mm and 16mm as soon as it comes in and there is a 1080P option on our DFT Spirit that is $65 for process, prep and best light scan which would be free to upload.

 

 

In general we assume that people who ask for a 2K HDR scan to DPX frames know what they are asking for and the pricing is pretty clear on the price sheet.

 

We limit upload sized to under 20Gb unless prior arrangements are made because we have so many small 8mm and 16mm jobs which we upload and larger uploads take time and bandwidth. So we have to get those DPX files back to you somehow and a 64Gb USB3 thumb drive is what Bill charged for.

 

I am sorry we do not have the staff to call everyone with a small order to check and see if the order form is what they want but we get hundreds of small jobs every month 100ft 200ft 16mm and single rolls of 8mm in addition to larger jobs it would be impossible to call everyone and also get the work done.

 

FYI your film is developed so we can send the roll of developed and prepped film back, scan it to HD for the $65 price or to 2K ProRes for the $115 price and upload either the HD or 2K ProRes files.


In Topic: How Cinelab charged me $161 for 100' of 7219

11 February 2019 - 10:57 AM

No problem. 


In Topic: How Cinelab charged me $161 for 100' of 7219

11 February 2019 - 10:18 AM

My bad. I do shoot on film and will continue to. I don't really deal with smaller loads often but it just seemed odd and presumptuous and I understand having to make a profit and being busy with not much support.  I haven't dealt with these guys before. They clearly have a following. Lesson learned. 


In Topic: How Cinelab charged me $161 for 100' of 7219

11 February 2019 - 01:06 AM

The minimum was my fault. I should have asked or looked more closely. $161 just seemed a bit high and seemed like I was being billed for additional drives and services and they are pretty tough to get in touch with via phone or email. It was just 100ft which wasnt being billed to a client or anything. Fotokem I would expect to pay out the ass for and wouldnt send 100' to. Lesson learned.

Honestly, this is the big problem with 100ft loads. People don't understand how much effort goes into prepping for telecine. You have to first assemble the roll with heads and tail leader. Then you have to clean it. Finally threading up and doing a quick test to make sure it's going to scan alright, all takes the same amount of time with 100ft vs 1000ft. Still need to splice those reels, still need to clean that film, still need to thread that machine.

The key with film is the more you do, the lower the cost. Fotokem here in Hollywood, charges $50 flat rate for processing 100ft for students, $15 to prep, $15 for cleaning and they charge a minimal of a half hour on the transfer machine, which is $125. If you had 400ft roll, it would be around the same pricing.


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