Remarkable Color Negative clips
Posted 28 November 2005 - 08:59 PM
He told me anamorphic will look better projected DigiBeta at film festivals.
I was reminded of this excellent footage shot by Yemi and posted at Filmshooting.com I found the clips and viewed them again. Looks like S16 to me.....
Opinions on S8 anamorphic for DigiBeta projection? Pros? Cons?
Thanks in advance,
Posted 28 November 2005 - 09:12 PM
So whether it's worth it all depends on the quality of the anamorphic lens, although technically you'd be better off with a 1.33X squeeze, not a 1.5X squeeze. A lot of anamorphic lens adaptors give you softer focus, so it sort of counteracts any improvements in grain.
The clips look great. In his case, since this was just for video presentation, he could letterbox to his odd nearly 2:1 ratio and not crop.
Posted 28 November 2005 - 09:44 PM
However, you're going to get a softer image this way. There's no getting around it. Maybe that doesn't matter with your project?
I'm wondering what workflow this guy is proposing. Is it:
Compressed image on your film - digitized as it is - then back to you to decompress on your computer for editing and finishing? Or do they send it back to you already widescreen? Or is there some other scenario?
Steve, for a guy instantly poo-pooing a little extra money for prime lenses and uncompressed super 8 transfers, you seem pretty willing to consider expensive anamorphic lenses and digibeta widescreen.
Posted 28 November 2005 - 10:26 PM
Santo, Yes..I'm poo pooing myself for buying a prime lens for my Beaulieu Now the guys at the post house are going anamorphic on me!! Personally I like 4:3 and will likely visually design my film to be shot in that aspect ratio....just measuring options at this point.
My workflow is a double system post that looks a lot like this one:
Posted 29 November 2005 - 01:44 AM
Thanks David. I'll be doing a bit of homework on using anamorphic adaptors in the near future. The lens Yemi used is high priced for a starving student like myself.
Yeah, I think the lens he used was an ISCORAMA 54 1.5x.
It's a little bit difficult to find but I saw one on Ebay a few weeks ago. It was sold for $385.00
Posted 29 November 2005 - 09:04 AM