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#1 F Bulgarelli

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 10:41 PM

Hello there,

It's that time of year to come up with a new reel.
This time around I was able to master to digibeta which is great.
Does anyone have any recommendations as far as duplication houses out there, I'm looking for top-notch quality.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated,

Thanks

Francisco
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#2 Eric Steelberg ASC

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 12:05 AM

Where are you? What do you want to do other than digibeta? DVDs?
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Posted 20 December 2005 - 12:10 AM

Hi Eric,

I'm in LA.
Yeah, mainly DVD's
I already have the new version on digibeta.
I need authoring and duplication.

Francisco
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#4 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 06:52 AM

It really, really pays off to buy software and a computer to author and make your own DVD's, because if you do it that way you will be ruined in a very short time. Authoring houses charge you an arm and a leg, especially when you use DigiBeta and other high end mastering.

I sidestep the whole DigiBeta thing by trying to get an uncompressed QT file of the film I shot. If that doesn't work, then I go for a DV. If that doesn't work then I go for a an Mpeg2 file that I convert back to QT so I can
edit it and shorten it. Then I do all the authoring, compressing, mastering in my little laptop.

BTW, you'd be surprised how good Mpeg2-converted-to-QT-edited-and-then-compressed-back-to-mpeg2-again
looks like. Besides, what they're looking for when they watch your reel isn't resolution, it's your skill and what you've done.
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Posted 20 December 2005 - 07:07 PM

Thanks Adam.
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#6 Eric Steelberg ASC

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 11:55 PM

Francisco,
I've been doing my own in DVD Studio Pro for 4 years but am too busy to do them now. If you can manage to do them yourself, while very time consuming, it saves a bunch of money. You should check to see if there is anyone you know who can help you out. Even if someone did the authoring for you, you could make your own copies. Try a place called Post+Beam. Or just look through LA411.com
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Posted 21 December 2005 - 12:18 AM

Thank you guys.
I'm really gonna look into doing it myself.
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