Tape to tape color correction?
Posted 24 September 2006 - 10:55 PM
One-light to DVCAM, cut, export EDL (with handles), and then telecine to D5 for HD.
...until a DP suggested to me that I:
Best-light to D5, giving the post house as many notes as I can about what I want for each shot, and then color correct from D5 to D5. He said there may be some resolution loss, but I'm not worried about it if it will trim the budget.
Posted 24 September 2006 - 11:57 PM
It really depends on the deal you get for the original HD transfer, since you are talking about a lot more footage than retransferring selects.
In terms of tape-to-tape using HD-D5, that should be fine, and you can always go back to the original negative for any problematic shots and retransfer.
Posted 28 September 2006 - 02:24 PM
Posted 28 September 2006 - 02:38 PM
. Our film is being finished on Digibeta - not HD.
I am always disappointed with regraded Digibeta. I think it starts looking like video!
I would follow David's advice and re-telecine the selected takes, I usually neg cut first (complete takes), saves loads of time in the telecine bay!
Posted 28 September 2006 - 03:30 PM
Here is a clip from my test roll before production:
Bell and Howell Filmo / Angenieux
I think the clip has a distinct filmic quality. This is off the DVcam. I ended up shooting wide angle lenses instead of the zoom used here so I imagine the deep focus from the wide angle lenses will make it more of a challenge to maintain a filmic look on tape....
I am open to suggestions..