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#1 Rachel Oliver

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 11:08 AM

Hi;

Just got some rushes back from a recent shoot with the Pro8/01 from Wittner, transfered to DVCAM via Ursa diamond @ Todd-AO London, figured I'd stick a few quick stills up for any one curious about this stock on S-8.
Shot with a Leicina Special and 6-66 zoom.

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#2 Rachel Oliver

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 11:21 AM

Hi;

Just got some rushes back from a recent shoot with the Pro8/01 from Wittner, transfered to DVCAM via Ursa diamond @ Todd-AO London, figured I'd stick a few quick stills up for any one curious about this stock on S-8.
Shot with a Leicina Special and 6-66 zoom.

Olly


Sorry! Having trouble uploading pics. Will keep trying.

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#3 Anthony Schilling

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 01:12 PM

That would be nice- I've used it in 16mm, and shooting some in S8 now, but the anticipation is killing me for some S8 frames. I have high hopes.
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#4 Cohen Phillips

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 01:37 PM

Any luck on getting those photos online?
Can't wait to see either! :D
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#5 Rachel Oliver

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 07:34 AM

Hi;

Sorry for the delay but just having probs with uploading them, another forum member has kindly offered to host them so hopefully they will be up soon...

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#6 Matthew Buick

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 06:27 PM

Agh...can't...hold...on...any...longer... :D
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#7 Michael Collier

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:09 PM

I sent Rachel an Email, but I suppose she hasn't gotten it yet. Here are her pics:

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Good looking images. What was the lens on that?
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#8 Matthew Buick

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 04:27 PM

Awesomeness. :D
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#9 Rachel Oliver

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 05:58 PM

Hi;

Gosh! Thanks Michael, my emails are really screwy at the mo, it's kind of you to do that. It was the 6-66 schneider zoom shot run n' gun docco style so the focus could be better, also as usual these stills really don't do this stock justice, when I first checked the rushes I believe I let out an audible gasp :D I was rather blown away by it. Based purely on real world viewing from a decent SD monitor it stood easily up to the medium speed 16mm I was shooting 10 years ago at college, it's grain is tiny and it's sharpness and contrast handeling is like nothing I've ever seen in S8. For me it really takes this gauge somewhere it's never quite been, sure K40 was fine and sharp and even 100D but you are very much in "reversal land" (no bad thing). This stock just screams "proffesional" for want of a better word, I would seriously consider this as a worthy broadcast format given the right circumstances. It also seems the wittner batch of Pro8 at least is of consistent high quality....

Olly

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#10 Matt Sandstrom

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 05:33 AM

looks really good. very similar to fuji f-400 in 16mm is what first struck me. did you ask for this grading though? looks very dull.

no clips? would be cool to see that tight grain structure dance...

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Edited by Matt Sandstrom, 10 January 2007 - 05:34 AM.

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#11 NathanCoombs

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 08:40 AM

Very impressive, it looks like it outperforms 7217, in terms of reducing visible grain to a nice aesthetically enhancing (as opposed to distracting) level.

However, I bet your telecine at Todd-AO was absolutely top notch and that makes a big difference. I have seen some images shot by Steve Hyde that were transferred at Flying Spot and they looked almost as good.
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#12 Rachel Oliver

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 06:45 PM

looks really good. very similar to fuji f-400 in 16mm is what first struck me. did you ask for this grading though? looks very dull.

no clips? would be cool to see that tight grain structure dance...

/matt



Hi;

Matt, it was a straight best lights test, actually the footage is much more dynamic than these stills show.

npcoombs, Yup it's certainly a great stock for lovers of "good grain" if you get my drift, it's there but it's smooth and tiny.

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#13 Rick Palidwor

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 09:38 PM

Just got some rushes back from a recent shoot with the Pro8/01 from Wittner
Olly


For those of us who have never used Pro 8, can you tell us what stock "01" is?
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#14 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 09:46 PM

72/5201 is Kodak Vision-2 50D (50 ASA, daylight-balanced color negative) -- Kodak's replacement for 72/5245 (EXR 50D).
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Posted 15 January 2007 - 11:11 PM

Very impressive, it looks like it outperforms 7217, in terms of reducing visible grain to a nice aesthetically enhancing (as opposed to distracting) level.

However, I bet your telecine at Todd-AO was absolutely top notch and that makes a big difference. I have seen some images shot by Steve Hyde that were transferred at Flying Spot and they looked almost as good.



..It is always problematic to compare these things on a computer, but here is a still from some 7217 shot at EI 100 in bright daylight. sorry the aspect ratio is wrong and its interlaced and looks awful, but for grain etc...

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#16 Matthew Buick

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 07:00 PM

I'm much prefer that one. :D
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 11:49 PM

Very impressive looking stills! They look beautiful. Though one particular image, of the elderly gentleman standing up, shows more prominent grain than the others. I was reading another thread where it was advised not to use firewire in the editing stage after telecine. Did you use firewire at all in post?
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#18 Patrick Cooper

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 07:57 PM

Rachel?
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#19 Rachel Oliver

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 05:55 AM

Hi;

Sorry, been away having babies and stuff!

Yes to the firewire question, I had this transfered to mini dv. 10 bit digibeta or uncompressed was out of the budget level. I will be making a short this summer on the same stock and am having this transfered to digibeta so that will be v interesting.

regards

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#20 adam berk

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 02:10 PM

Hi;

Sorry, been away having babies and stuff!

Yes to the firewire question, I had this transfered to mini dv. 10 bit digibeta or uncompressed was out of the budget level. I will be making a short this summer on the same stock and am having this transfered to digibeta so that will be v interesting.

regards

Olly



Congrats on the babies!! Do you have any clips you could post up somewhere? I'd really like to see that stuff in motion. This place is similar to YouTube but has MUCH better quality video Stage6
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