Advantages of HD transfer
Posted 11 April 2006 - 01:59 AM
I know there have been a number of posts similar to this but none has quite covered what I am lookign for. We have shoot regular 16mm and edited our final cut on a stienback in the old cut and tape method ( really makes you think about decisions). From our workprint we had a negcut done and then a paliminary telecine of our first MOS anwser print so that we can do sound design and eventually sound mix at the sound house using protools. After that we have our sound sent to LA to get an optical track put on our print. This means that our final output is 16mm film for festivals and such. Of course we will also want a digital copy for distribution. What I am wondering is this, on a limited film student budget, does it make any sense to do our final telecine to HD rather than SD?
Here are my thoughts
HD will have a better resolution and will be better for theatrical release however we will already have a 16mm print for that purpose.
HD won't make a difference if we are going to output to SD DVD anyway?
The lab we are dealing with does not do direct to HD transfers. They will only go to various HD tape formats. Perhaps they could then upload that to a harddrive for use but that would cost I imagine. Otherwsie we would have to rent a HD deck with I hear is very expensive.
With all of these factors in mind do you guys see any reason to go HD or would a DigiBeta be fine? We also don't have a Digibeta deck so the same thing as HD would apply here but I am assuming it is less expensive.
What are your thoughts?
Posted 16 April 2006 - 02:51 PM
Edited by Canney, 16 April 2006 - 02:51 PM.
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