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#1 Kelly Jones

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 08:31 PM

I heard that if you are going to a film out you should light slightly less contrasty than what you want to see in the final image. I have not done specific test yet, but my instict is to get the image to look the way I want it to on the monitor. Unfortunatly I am always involved in the final post and would rather not hope that the colorist takes the initive to crush the blacks.

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 01:18 AM

Sorry, this post was unclear, I was being distracted as I was writing it. What I meant to say was I am NOT always involved in the final post.
I wanted to ask those of you who have done a film out from a Varicam, if you have experienced a signifigant increase in contrast in the film print.
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#3 David Cox

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 01:56 AM

Light and grade the film as you would like to see it. When it is transferred back to film using a film recorder, compensation is made then (by way of look up tables) to adjust the gamma curves to those of the film stock it will be printed on.

Have a look at this thread for something similar.

The usual HD caution applies which is to shoot to protect the highlights as these burn out easily.

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