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#1 Matt Workman

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 11:05 AM

Hey,

I'm researching prices for some clients. They probably only can afford a s16mm to SD Digibeta transfer but I'm really interested in working with some HD scans.

What labs in NYC, or the US have people had experience with? What are the general transfer rates per/ft or per/hour? These would be unsupervised.

Josh Reis has posted some nice results from a s16mm to HD. I'm interested in being able to quote a price to a client who could afford it.

Thanks.

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 06:54 PM

After some more research I've listed:

Company 3
DuArt
Nice Shoes
PostWorks

As companies in NYC with Thompson Spririt Datacine.
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Posted 01 September 2006 - 08:03 PM

Article about Spypost and Bonolabs
http://www.cinematog...gitk/digitk.htm

Sad :( Bono does straight to hard drive for a good price.

Company 3's Rate Card
http://www.company3....ny_ratecard.pdf

Spirit -> HD $1900/hr
Spirit -> SD $1500/hr
Spirit -> HD (Disk Array) $1900
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Posted 01 September 2006 - 09:08 PM

Try Moving Images (related company to Postworks)

http://www.mipost.com/

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#5 John Mastrogiacomo

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 10:02 PM

Article about Spypost and Bonolabs
http://www.cinematog...gitk/digitk.htm

Sad :( Bono does straight to hard drive for a good price.

Company 3's Rate Card
http://www.company3....ny_ratecard.pdf

Spirit -> HD $1900/hr
Spirit -> SD $1500/hr
Spirit -> HD (Disk Array) $1900


Spirit -> SD $1500/hr. THAT IS REDICULOUS!

I can get a S16mm Spirit 2K xfer to DigiBeta for $325/hr. at Encore in Hollywood on the night shift. :) :)
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#6 Matt Workman

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 10:29 PM

I can get a S16mm Spirit 2K xfer to DigiBeta for $325/hr. at Encore in Hollywood on the night shift.


You are my new best friend! :D

I'm still calling lots of houses. Encore Hollywood huh, is that a standard rate or are you hooked up with them?
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#7 Matt Workman

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 11:00 PM

Although I've been warned from that article I have priced out a BonoLabs workflow. Hopefully I'm not the only one who finds this helpful.

http://www.bonolabs.com

BonoLabs - s16mm -> DVC PRO HD -> Firewire Hard Drive - 2,000 ft or 55 minutes
(Unsupervised, figures by runtime)
Prep Clean @ $.08 per foot - 160
Film to HD Scan @ $7.15 per min. - $715
Tapeless Fee @ $2.40 per min. - $144
DVC PRO HD to Hard Drive @ $6.25 per min. - $375

Total: $1444
*Plus Shipping and Drive Deposit

Not bad. Only thing is that this isn't a Spirit or a supervised transfer. :unsure:
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#8 John Mastrogiacomo

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 11:11 PM

You are my new best friend! :D

I'm still calling lots of houses. Encore Hollywood huh, is that a standard rate or are you hooked up with them?


Call Jackie Jones at 323-988-6506 and tell her I referred you and ask for the night rate. The night rate is good but if they get booked at a higher rate you may get bumped. It is a supervised session and the quality is 1st rate. I think the day rate is $425/hr. and you won't get bumped. :) :)
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#9 Matt Workman

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 11:57 PM

After talking with a few houses, dp's, forum guys, and friends I've learned a few things:

- Labs are your partners and friends (be nice)
- Colorists are you right hand in post-process (be nice)
- If you are professional and serious they will most likely cut deals
- Spirit 2k is the standard
- Night rates/ Day rates (different)
- Transfering to DV is a waste, digi-beta is the lowest you should go
- I need a nice capture card and raid setup to edit 10-bit uncompressed SD
- I need a friend or relative at a post host to edit 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 HD

Thanks for the help guys,

Matt
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