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#1 Stanley Lee

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 11:54 PM

Currently, what are the highest resolutions used for scanning to video and recording to film, for 35mm film and for 65mm (including IMAX) film?
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 12:01 AM

I believe that the Northlight and Imagica XE scanners can go up to 8K, and the Arriscanner to 6K, although usually 35mm is scanned at 4K, sometimes 2K. Don't know about 65mm, 5-perf or 15-perf. I suspect that IMAX is scanned at 8K, although I've heard of scans at lower rez for IMAX.

You wouldn't really refer to scanning film to data files as "scanning to video", although you might refer to a telecine transfer to HDTV in those terms, but in that case, "scanning" isn't quite accurate. "Scans" usually involve scanners, not telecines, and "video" usually refers to a video format, not data files.
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Posted 18 October 2006 - 09:58 AM

the big foot scan for 15/70 scan 8 millions buy 11 millions pixels......! it's at DKp david kielly prod in LA i think
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#4 Mike Rizos

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 11:13 PM

the big foot scan for 15/70 scan 8 millions buy 11 millions pixels......! it's at DKp david kielly prod in LA i think


That will make each frame 88,000,000 MegaPixels!

However, I feel that film should still be scanned higher... ;)
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