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#1 Jimmmm

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 09:33 AM

Shooting in Short Film/Music Video in the UK

Need a stock to cover all shooting Day Outdoors in City (Daylight), and inside a Leisure centre in Changing Rooms (Artificial light), and By the Pool (Mixed Light) all will be shot with essentially available light only

We need a single overall stock Super 16 to cover all these conditions was thinking about the Fuji/Kodak 400/500 Stocks but i'm worried image quality (Grain) although i'm not adverse to it, but this has sent me leaning towards a 200/250 stock.

Please people shower me with your wisdom i need it
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#2 Chance Shirley

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 11:15 AM

If you plan on shooting indoors with available light, and you want to play it safe, Kodak's ever-popular 7218/500T stock would be the obvious way to go. It's good for low-light situations, and an 85B filter and some ND will get you a reasonable stop for shooting exteriors. Fuji's ETERNA 500 is also good, though some say it's a bit grainier than Kodak's '18.

Will the end product end up on video? Hi-def or standard def? I don't think 7218 is too grainy for standard def (never transferred it to HD, personally). If you're really worried about grain, and you have fast lenses and a good focus puller, you might be able to get away with a 200 or 250 speed stock.
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#3 Matt Sander

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 01:02 PM

Yeah, I would go with 7218 Kodak. It's so versatile and forgiving, the grain structure is fantastic, and it transfers well to HD.
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Posted 23 February 2006 - 03:39 PM

Yeah, I would go with 7218 Kodak. It's so versatile and forgiving, the grain structure is fantastic, and it transfers well to HD.


I suggested 7299 or 7218 in answering your cross-posting. Both films have the speed to allow flexibility. If you have the light, both tolerate overexposure well, and a bit of overexposure will help reduce the graininess even more.
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