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#1 martin dimitrov

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 02:58 PM

To all cinematographic gurus out there, I would appreciate some guidance

is there a way that a regular 8mm film shot at 16 fps can NOT look choppy when transferred to DV, NTSC 29.97 fps?

I have already read a few posts on this forum where folks inquire about the "smoothness" of a video when an 8mm film is transferred into NTSC 29.97 fps. The responses as I read them are favourable but I guess this is a matter of perception. I recently had regular 8mm films from 1980 transferred to DV and when I play them on a computer, they seem choppy to me

I can describe one of the symptoms like this: There is the inevitable slight shaking when the camera is held by hand. When I preview these video files on a computer, that shaking seems like is doubled when compared to the films as projected on the wall and is very annoying.

Is this a result of the process known as "pull down" and is there more than one way to perform the pull down i.e. one way would result in a choppy picture whereas another way would be smoother

Thanks much
Martin
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