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Can I splice BW and color negs for telecine


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#1 Richardson Leao

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 09:27 PM

Hi,

I have developed BW and color 16mm negs and I want to have them telecined. As most of the labs charge for swaping reels, I want to splice the negs together. So, Can I splice BW and color negs for telecine? Many thanks.
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#2 Dan Goulder

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 09:35 PM

Hi,

I have developed BW and color 16mm negs and I want to have them telecined. As most of the labs charge for swaping reels, I want to splice the negs together. So, Can I splice BW and color negs for telecine? Many thanks.

That's not a problem, as long as you're going with best light or scene-to-scene color correction. If you're going with a one light transfer, then you'll want to keep your reels separate.
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#3 Nick Mulder

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 10:51 PM

That's not a problem, as long as you're going with best light or scene-to-scene color correction. If you're going with a one light transfer, then you'll want to keep your reels separate.


So trere are no problems with the different film thickness from B+W to color ?

I've never had a transfer done so I dont know much about it - just interested (;
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Posted 06 October 2006 - 12:58 PM

So trere are no problems with the different film thickness from B+W to color ?


No.
It's that the B/W doesn't have the Orange mask, thus it requires a different "filter pack".
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#5 Dirk DeJonghe

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 04:47 AM

No.
It's that the B/W doesn't have the Orange mask, thus it requires a different "filter pack".


the main problem is that B&W has a very different gamma and light absorbtion in the telecine. I would recommend keeping all color and B&W on separate rolls, the telecine calibration is vastly different for each.
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