I noticed it, most recently, in "tristain and isolde" during some of the night scenes. The characters were sillhouetted and had what appeared to be a rim light around them, however, I don't think this was the case. I think it was more of an issue with the scanner not being able to handle the density of the film/amount of light being punched into the image during the transfer. This created a white halo/outline around anything that was deep black.
Does anyone have any insight on this, or have any more familiarity with it?
I ask because I am learning some techniques as a colorist and have found the only way to avoid this 'halo' around the dark objects is to set the printer lights fairly neutral, giving a FLAT washed out image (with blacks around 15-20% and whites around 40-50%), then with additional Color correction, bring the gamma down (to slicken up the image), the blacks down (to 0%- to give richer blacks), and pull the whites up (80-85% to add contrast).
Any advice is appreciated.
Edited by Justin Lovell, 06 January 2007 - 08:53 PM.