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#1 stoop

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 01:52 PM

I'm shooting my first 16mm project in a couple of months.


What advantage is there in adjusting and tweaking your footage during Telecine rather than doing it in post with Final Cut Pro or AE for example?

Is the reason because you have the full latitude of the neg to adjust and play with, where as with video (especially dvcam) the latitude isn’t, as great and too much tweaking will reduce the quality?

The reason I ask is because I dont think I can afford a "best light" telecine.

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Edited by stoop, 28 January 2006 - 01:54 PM.

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 02:03 PM

It sort of depends on how extreme your corrections are going to be. Off of the negative in the telecine, pre-compression to DV, you have more information to work with plus you have the power of a DaVinci (or whatever) color-corrector plus a trained colorist.

Working from a DVCAM recording, you're now dealing with a highly compressed recording with limited color sampling, but if the corrections are minor, you should be OK.
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#3 Joshua Reis

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 02:22 PM

If required, it is also always better to reframe a shot in telecine workign from the negative rather than reframe from a tape format which is limited to a NTSC or PAL resolution.
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