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#1 Nathan Milford

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 02:27 PM

Howdy,

I have a client who wants to shoot a sequence for a commercial in Super 8. This commercial is being posted in HD (I'm not sure if it's HDCAM or DVCPROHD) and he wants to process and transfer the footage to HD.

So, where can this client get his stock (probably negative) processed and is there anywhere that is setup to transfer it to HD?

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#2 John Pytlak RIP

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 02:43 PM

Howdy,

I have a client who wants to shoot a sequence for a commercial in Super 8. This commercial is being posted in HD (I'm not sure if it's HDCAM or DVCPROHD) and he wants to process and transfer the footage to HD.

So, where can this client get his stock (probably negative) processed and is there anywhere that is setup to transfer it to HD?

Thanks,
Nathan


The Kodak lab directory lists Cineric Lab as offering Super-8 services:

http://www.kodak.com.../labLocator.cgi

PacLab offers Super-8 reversal too.

Cineric Inc
630 Ninth Ave, Suite 508
New York, NY 10036
212-586-4822 phone
212-482-3744 fax
http://www.cineric.com

PAC Lab, Inc.
37 East 1st Street
New York, NY 10003
212 505 7797 phone
212 475 6211 fax
http://www.pac-lab.com
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#3 Nathan Milford

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 02:50 PM

Yeah, I remember Pac-Lab from back in my early college days.

I called Cineric and they don;t process or transfer S8, but they blow it up.

Onwards and upwards... I'll call Pac-Lab, but from what I remember it's a small little basement so I'm not sure if they'd be able to transfer it to any format the client would need.
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Posted 14 March 2006 - 03:04 PM

Yeah, I remember Pac-Lab from back in my early college days.

I called Cineric and they don;t process or transfer S8, but they blow it up.

Onwards and upwards... I'll call Pac-Lab, but from what I remember it's a small little basement so I'm not sure if they'd be able to transfer it to any format the client would need.


Thanks. Kodak depends on labs and transfer houses to send us information to keep our directory up to date on the services offered:

http://www.kodak.com....1.4.17.4&lc=en

http://www.kodak.com....1.4.19.4&lc=en
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#5 David Goldfarb

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 03:43 PM

Pac-Lab does does S8 neg film and can do transfer, but I have only used them for reversal film (B&W and E-6), and it is a little basement outfit, so I'm not sure what range of transfer services they are offering now. Their website is not current, so it is definitely worth calling them or sending an e-mail.
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Posted 14 March 2006 - 07:43 PM

If you're looking for high quality, I would transfer at Forde Labs in Seattle, which handles a lot of super 8 neg for telecine, and then use Technicolor in the city for the HD scan. Check out this link. This film probably has a similar post path to what you're considering.

http://www.kodak.com...8mm/light.jhtml

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 07:56 PM

Avoid HDcam for film transfers if you have other alternatives. Way too much compression, only 3:1:1 colour, 8 bit instead of 10. Best suited for TV news gathering. I know it's a commercial, but I've seen film transfered to HDcam for edit/finish projected on a big screen and it is awful stuff. It's just like DV only with more pixels and less colour. Kind of defeats the reasons for shooting on film.

DVCPro HD has a lot better specs (though still only 8 bit) and is a Final Cut native format. Go full uncompressed HD if you can, obviously.
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Posted 28 October 2006 - 10:30 AM

AVOID PAC LAB AT ALL COSTS!!! I used to use them and they were pretty good, but the last 2 jobs they did for me were nothing short of sabotage. They do not know how to process film without getting dust, dirt, chemical dyes and hair everywhere. The main scenes from my film were all unusable and when they went to re-clean them and telecine it only made things worse. The film looked like it went through a trash can. I can not see this place staying open for much longer unless there are serious changes. I have a load of film from them with free processing and will pay to process it else where. I used them for 8mm and 16mm color and b&w and all lines were terrible. I can not believe this place. They also did the worst telecine job ever.. I am certain they did not set the color at all, even when asking for a monitored recording.

But if a lab can not keep there film clean then what the heck are they doing in the business.

DR5 in Denver are the best proceser of film ever, but he only does 35mm now, however if he gets enough orders he will consider 16mm and 8mm.
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#9 Will Montgomery

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 12:08 AM

Forde in Seattle does a great job with all types of Super 8 & 16mm (probably 35 although I've never sent any there).

I also really like The Lab @ Video Post & Transfer in Dallas, TX although they only do 16mm and 35mm.

The Lab @ Video Post & Transfer
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#10 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 01:06 PM

Check us out:

www.cinelab.com I feel we have top quality S-8 processing for both B+W and ColorNeg (No color reversal unless you want cross process) plus we have good Rank-Cintel transfer at a reasonable price. Or go to technicolor for HD, we have processed S-8 color neg for that route in the past.

We also have a NYC drop at the standby program:

www.standby.org

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#11 Nathan Milford

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 01:54 PM

Check us out:


The client went on to shoot something else...

But on a personal note, I was actually just about to give you guys a call. I'm going to roll some S8 during my wedding in a few months and intercut it with some S16 and HDCAM.

My Fiancee is bemused. I'm more concerned with how the wedding is lit than with who sits where and what they're fed...

C'est la vie.
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#12 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 02:36 PM

The client went on to shoot something else...

But on a personal note, I was actually just about to give you guys a call. I'm going to roll some S8 during my wedding in a few months and intercut it with some S16 and HDCAM.

My Fiancee is bemused. I'm more concerned with how the wedding is lit than with who sits where and what they're fed...

C'est la vie.



That is funny, I was at abel yesterday picking up parts for my LTR. feel free to give me a call or PM me about whatever you need.

-Rob-
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