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#1 oscar jimenez

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Posted 03 June 2006 - 11:58 AM

I JUST RECENTLY HAD A NEG TRANSFERED TO VIDEO VIA URSA GOLD, THERE ARE SOME IMAGES THAT APPEAR TO BE VERY NOISY, CAN THIS NOISE BE GENERATED BY URSA GOLD SYSTEM, IS THERE ANYWAY TO CORRECT THIS, WHEN I SEE THE FOOTAGE IT BOTHERS ME A LOT, LOOKS SOMEWHAT WHEN GRAIN SHOWS UP WHEN A SHOT IS UNDEREXPOSED AND THEN BROUGHT BACK TO PROPER LEVELS, CAN THIS NOISE LOOK LIKE GRAIN<' OR SOLARIZED IMAGE<<<<'
THANKS VERY MUCH INDEED.
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#2 Stephen Williams

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Posted 03 June 2006 - 01:53 PM

I JUST RECENTLY HAD A NEG TRANSFERED TO VIDEO VIA URSA GOLD, THERE ARE SOME IMAGES THAT APPEAR TO BE VERY NOISY, CAN THIS NOISE BE GENERATED BY URSA GOLD SYSTEM, IS THERE ANYWAY TO CORRECT THIS, WHEN I SEE THE FOOTAGE IT BOTHERS ME A LOT, LOOKS SOMEWHAT WHEN GRAIN SHOWS UP WHEN A SHOT IS UNDEREXPOSED AND THEN BROUGHT BACK TO PROPER LEVELS, CAN THIS NOISE LOOK LIKE GRAIN<' OR SOLARIZED IMAGE<<<<'
THANKS VERY MUCH INDEED.
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Hi,

A badly tuned Rank can look like poop! Some companies run the beam current low thinking that they will increase tube life. They may or may not increase the tube life but noise will be worse. Most telecines have a noise reduction box in the chain, setting it correctly will make a big difference.

FWIW 16mm usually looks better on a Spirit, but 35mm can look very good on an Ursa in good condition.

Stephen (I worked as a colorist once so I could get free telecine!)
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#3 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 03 June 2006 - 05:21 PM

Yes - old Rank's that often are used for one-lights and rushes tend to be rather bad and run down. Some transfers one gets back are so horrible it defies description - it would have been better to project it on the wall and film it with a DV camera.

That's why one should never skimp on telecine or grading.
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