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#1 lloyd Handwerker

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 06:28 PM

I am looking for advice on scanning photos for use in a documentary film.
Optimal resolution and other advice would be appreciated.

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#2 Andres Pardo aka Gral Treegan

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 02:15 AM

I am looking for advice on scanning photos for use in a documentary film.
Optimal resolution and other advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Lloyd Handwerker


Hi!!
it depends on what youre gonna do.

try 1920*1080 72dpi

this resolution is ok for HD and SD.
if youre gonna finish in HD and wanna make some digital movments onto the pic like digital zoomin or stuff like this you nedd to scan it at around 300 dpi for better quaity. better quality is more time of calculus in a post soft.

and try to avoid the glossy paper filter that most of the scanners softs have, scann it in the color 24bit mode and the correct it in photoshop.
best wishes!!
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Posted 12 February 2007 - 11:43 AM

[quote name='General Treegan' date='Feb 11 2007, 11:15 PM' post='154280']
Hi!!
it depends on what youre gonna do.

try 1920*1080 72dpi

this resolution is ok for HD and SD.
if youre gonna finish in HD and wanna make some digital movments onto the pic like digital zoomin or stuff like this you nedd to scan it at around 300 dpi for better quaity. better quality is more time of calculus in a post soft.

and try to avoid the glossy paper filter that most of the scanners softs have, scann it in the color 24bit mode and the correct it in photoshop.
best wishes!!
Treegan

Treegan,
What if the final product is film for the cinema and hd for dvd? What does more time of caculus in a post
soft mean?

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#4 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 07:07 PM

I am looking for advice on scanning photos for use in a documentary film.
Optimal resolution and other advice would be appreciated.

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Lloyd Handwerker

Do you have the negatives? If so, why not get a professional lab to scan them for you? If you don't have too many photos this is probably the most cost effective solution since labs have better scanners than most folks can afford and you'll end up having to do less photoshop work in the end. I scan all of my still negatives on a flatbed scanner at home, but the photoshop work can be time consuming at times.
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#5 Andres Pardo aka Gral Treegan

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 09:37 PM

Hi!!
what i mean with calculus is render time in a pc or mac or whatever.

imagen a digital zoom in

in a 1920x1080 72 dpi the time of render for a 10 seconds of clip would be 5minutes (for ex)
in 1920x1080 300dpi the render time would be around 10

that is what i mean.
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Posted 12 February 2007 - 09:49 PM

Brad,
The problem is that many (and there are many!) of these photos are quite old and have no negatives.



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