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#1 R.PRABHAKAR

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 04:54 AM

Pls tell the advantages , Quality loss of 16mm conversion to a scope format is it possible in super 16mm also ?
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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 04:02 PM

Pls tell the advantages , Quality loss of 16mm conversion to a scope format is it possible in super 16mm also ?



Well the advantages are going to be budgetary. Obviously you will have obvious grain there. I don't really see what you're asking. Since you're tagged as a DP, you should already know this much.
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#3 Mitch Gross

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 05:34 PM

We have discussed this extensively in the past, and David Mullen and myself have actually conducted some tests with a lab. Check the archives. The basics are that regular 16mm shot with 2x anamorphic lenses needs image to be croipped from the sides. Super-16 shot with spherical lenses needs image chopped from the top & bottom. The actual negative area used in either system is IDENTICAL. So it is generally easier to shoot S-16 with standard spherical lenses and crop the frame.
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#4 daniel mahlknecht

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Posted 12 December 2005 - 11:30 AM

has someone ever tried to shoot super 16 with 1.5 x anamorphic lenses? would result in a 1:2.67 image, but can labs handle this and generate a 35mm print for projection with 2x anamorphic lenses?
I shoot all my super8 matirial with these anamorphic lenses (1.5x). can labs bring this to 35mm? ANDEK in berlin could not tell when i asked.

just asking

daniel :)
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#5 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 12 December 2005 - 12:05 PM

A digital conversion & blow-up from a 1.5X to 2X squeeze would not be a problem. But optically, there's a dearth of 1.5X anamorphic camera lenses and whatever optical printer lenses that would convert 1.5X to 2X (I guess 1.33X...)
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