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#1 Jake Kerber

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 12:06 PM

How far can you zoom into 35mm film negative when doing a 2K D.I. scan without introducing any noticeable artifacts?

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 05:22 PM

Just depends on the shot, how much detail you need to see (a close-up of a face can look softer than a wide establishing shot), how it was originally shot (in sharp, harder light vs. softer light, underexposed vs. overexposed, fast film vs. slow film, sharp lens vs. soft lens, size of the negative, etc.) Personally, I'd limit myself to 10% or so, whatever that means exactly.

You do have the option of scanning that shot in 4K, doing the resize, and then converting to a 2K file.
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#3 Dan Goulder

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 06:49 PM

Will you be monitoring on a 2K projector? If you get a chance to experiment, please share the results with us. I'd be interested in knowing just how much latitude you had percentage wise. Thanks.
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#4 adam berk

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 01:52 PM

It also depends on how you're finishing. For example... If I'm finishing a spot for TV, but working with HD material, in smoke* I will bring the full res HD clip back onto the SD master and do my move or zoom on that.
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