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#1 Garrett Shannon

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 02:15 AM

I have seen a lot of people talk about how they have downloaded DOF tables. I tried searching for some specific to the lenses we use at school but couldn't find any... was just wondering if anyone had a good place to look. We use Zeiss Super Speed 35mm Primes with Arri PL mount on an Arri SRII Super 16mm. I am assuming they are the MKII series but not sure. Thanks everyone.
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#2 Daniel Madsen

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 03:40 AM

As I wrote in an earlier thread, I can send you (or anyone) DOF tables that I got as part of a Panavision CD catalogue.


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#3 Matthew Parnell

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 10:22 AM

http://www.panavisio...n/CineTools.htm
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#4 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 04:57 AM

http://www.panavisio...n/CineTools.htm

Awesome website, Matthew - thanks for the link.

About choosing the correct Cof for a shoot, I'd like to know what you guys use for the following:

Gauge: 35mm
Format: Anamorphic 2.40:1

Standard 1.85:1

Academy 1.37:1
Super 35, full aperture 1.33:1
Super 35, 1.85
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#5 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 05:28 AM

Sorry for the double post - I wasn't able to edit the previous one in time. Please disregard it.

http://www.panavisio...n/CineTools.htm

Awesome website, Matthew - thanks for the link.

About choosing the correct CoC for a shoot, I'd like to know what values you guys use for the following:
(I've filled in a few, based on what I've read from various sources, like David Elkins's book and the ASC Manual).

Gauge: 35mm

Format: Anamorphic 2.40:1
Release: Theatrical --
Release: HDTV (1080i) --
Release: TV (480i) --

Format: Standard 1.85:1
Release: Theatrical -- 0.001"
Release: HDTV (1080i) --
Release: TV (480i) -- 0.05"

Format: Academy 1.37:1
Release: Theatrical --
Release: HDTV (1080i) --
Release: TV (480i) --

Format: Super 35, full aperture 1.33:1
Release: HDTV (1080i) --
Release: TV (480i) --

Format: Super 35, 1.85
Release: Theatrical --
Release: HDTV (1080i) --
Release: TV (480i) --

Format: Super 35, 2.40
Release: Theatrical --
Release: HDTV (1080i) --
Release: TV (480i) --


Gauge: 16mm

Format: Super 16, 1.66
Release: Theatrical -- 0.002"
Release: HDTV (1080i) --
Release: TV (480i) -- 0.001"

Format: Super 16, 1.85
Release: Theatrical --
Release: HDTV (1080i) --
Release: TV (480i) --

Format: Super 16, 2.40
Release: Theatrical --
Release: HDTV (1080i) --
Release: TV (480i) --

Format: Reg. 16, 1.33:1
Release: Theatrical --
Release: HDTV (1080i) --
Release: TV (480i) --


HD

Format: HD, 1080i, 2/3", 16x9
Release: Theatrical --
Release: HDTV (1080i) --
Release: TV (480i) --

Format: HD, 720P, 2/3", 16x9
Release: Theatrical --
Release: HDTV (1080i) --
Release: TV (480i) --

Format: HD, 1080i, 1/3", 16x9
Release: Theatrical --
Release: HDTV (1080i) --
Release: TV (480i) --

Format: HD, 720P, 1/3", 16x9
Release: Theatrical --
Release: HDTV (1080i) --
Release: TV (480i) --

I know this list is absymally long, but I'm thinking that if we compile a list put it into the FAQ, it might be a good resource for AC's, especially since I'm sure many of us will have experience in some formats, but not others. I was also thinking about using the DoF calculator on the Panavision site to compile a small handbook that could fit in my back pocket -- much cheaper than a Samcine, multiple Kelly Wheels, or a Palm Pilot with PCine. Does anyone else think this is a god idea?

Thanks!
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#6 Garrett Shannon

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 02:58 PM

awesome, thank you so much.
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#7 Alain J Francois

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 09:49 PM

Hi Just read the comments re DoF tables. I carry a PalmPilot on set with me. I have downloaded a free version of 'DoFmaster' which is a handy software for calculating DoF. You can reset the circle of confusion as well as select any lens you wish. It comes with preset film gauge as well as an 'other'. I have found it very handy.
Cheers, Alain.
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