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#1 Jamie Metzger

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 02:48 AM

My school offers telecine for 16 and 35, all on a Davinci 8:8:8 system, but apparently it's old; '92 or something like that.

I'm wondering if someone can give me advice on how to go into telecine and get what I want. The colorist that the school had doesn't seem to do a very well job, since I notice this murky black residue; it's hard to explain.

I know that if I really want to use this footage (which I might), I might have to drop the $400 at Spypost in SF and get it done correctly.

What's up with my telecine at school, and howcome the guy operating it, never get's it right?

Any help would be super appreciated. Thanks again.


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#2 Stephen Williams

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 03:02 AM

My school offers telecine for 16 and 35, all on a Davinci 8:8:8 system, but apparently it's old; '92 or something like that.

I'm wondering if someone can give me advice on how to go into telecine and get what I want. The colorist that the school had doesn't seem to do a very well job, since I notice this murky black residue; it's hard to explain.

I know that if I really want to use this footage (which I might), I might have to drop the $400 at Spypost in SF and get it done correctly.

What's up with my telecine at school, and howcome the guy operating it, never get's it right?

Any help would be super appreciated. Thanks again.
Jamie Metzger


Hi,

What is the Telecine? Does it have a tube, if so, how old is the tube? What upgrades have been done?

If its a FDL 60, give up now! An FDL 90 COULD be ok if you just need basic correction.

Try to see some telecine test film (Kodak) on the telecine. When this is set up and looks good then you footage should look good too!

The telecine operator is the single most important factor when deciding where to go.

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#3 Cole Webley

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Posted 06 May 2006 - 07:19 PM

I agree. The colorist should bring a lot to the process. I look forward to working with a colorist that brings collaboration into the process.

In film school I always transfered on a DaVinci with a Shadow scanner -- the colorist was all right.

If you want to see something that was transferred check out the URL below.

I shot it in film school on 35mm and I told my colorist that I wanted a real flourescent look w/ lots of contrast. He did pretty good on this project.

Best of luck.

-Cole

http://www.j-four.co.../adidas_web.mov
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#4 Kirk Anderson

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 12:39 AM

do you go to SFSU? I've heard rumors of this so-called Telecine machine, that no one knows how to run.
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