I recently shot an ad with a Century Optics periscope (probably an old one). In keeping the spirit of low/no budget (the ad was for a film fest) we didn't have much time to prep and do tests. Basically, we made sure that the periscope was working and that we could get the angles that we wanted. No time to look our bring the footage to the post house etc...
So yesterday I get a call from my D.I. guy and he's saying that the blue channel is all screwed up on the periscope footage. I did notice on set, once the shot was well lit, that the images we're a little bit flairy. Something I've seen before while interning at Panavision. But most of the time it was due to bad/old coating.
Any take on how this would of happened? Probably for the same reasons due to old, overused optics?
PS: All I have is this tiny QT file for now. Notice how the lens is flaring on the highlights. On the skin and on the frame of the door.
Edited by Charles Boileau, 22 May 2010 - 10:30 AM.