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#1 Brian Rose

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 10:05 AM

Has anyone had them do work? I noticed they are quite cheap for supervised transfers (90 per hour), of course, that makes me wonder if you get what you pay for. Are they good, or Caveat emptor?
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#2 Stephen Williams

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 10:48 AM

Has anyone had them do work? I noticed they are quite cheap for supervised transfers (90 per hour), of course, that makes me wonder if you get what you pay for. Are they good, or Caveat emptor?
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Hi,

It sounds too cheep. As a student it might be worth phoning a top facility with a Spirit. They may well offer you a deal at night just to get to know you.

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 11:04 AM

Whom would you recommend? I've always wanted a transfer on a spirit datacine...
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#4 Stephen Williams

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 11:24 AM

Whom would you recommend? I've always wanted a transfer on a spirit datacine...
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Hi,

I don't know where your based. If you're in LA, New York or London I would just pick up the phone or drop by and see what happens.

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#5 Chien Huey

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 11:39 AM

Has anyone had them do work? I noticed they are quite cheap for supervised transfers (90 per hour), of course, that makes me wonder if you get what you pay for. Are they good, or Caveat emptor?
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Brian Rose


I had them transfer 200' of 7279 for me. I wasn't too happy with the results. It was low res and while not pixelated it wasn't sharp. I've seen miniDV transfers of 7279 done at mainstream transfer houses and it's much better.

That said, they clearly state that they're using a Marconi telecine which is pretty dated. And it was $15/roll so you get what you pay for.

I'm going to have the 200' retransferred at Colorlab as soon as I shoot enough footage to make their 15 min minimum and compare.

Edited by Fast Chieney, 09 March 2006 - 11:40 AM.

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#6 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 02:58 PM

Hi,

> That said, they clearly state that they're using a Marconi telecine which is pretty dated

Yes but actually very much better in their day than the Cintel 3.

Marconi made a line-array CCD telecine; there are I believe digital output upgrades still available for it.

Oh, and my father probably built the sound section. Baha.

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