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#1 Paul Bruening

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 06:10 PM

Well, Gang. Bruce at Aranda has started working on my telecine-scan rig. We're running into the usual design hurdles. But, Bruce is showing his usual brilliance at problem solving. I swear, I'm gonna' marry that man.

We're using a stripped NC in 2-perf for the projection works. An XL2 will do workprints in 24p and I've got a 5K wide DSLR and Macro lens for the scans in RAW format. I like RAW since it gives me seperate RGB files on each image. I'm looking forward to old-school technicolor style color control.

Wish us luck,
Paul
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#2 Evan Ferrario

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 01:47 PM

I am just curious how you take pictures with a dslr camera? Do you project it and take a picture, or do you just take one of the actual film? Also, how do you go about getting the still images into video?
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Posted 06 April 2007 - 11:43 AM

It would be nice if the camera could do interval timing in sync with the projector and output over USB so you don't have to keep swapping cards.

Turning a series of images into a video is quite simple. I'm sure final cut has a solution, but I just use Blender for it since it lets me use arbitrary sizes/aspects and a wider variety of codecs.

Edited by james smyth, 06 April 2007 - 11:43 AM.

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#4 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 11:53 AM

I'm sure they'll operate the camera tethered.

Are you using constant illumination and the DSLR shutter, or momentary illumination?

What are you doing about software integration and projector control?

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#5 Paul Bruening

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 10:04 PM

Hey Phil,

Yup, tethered by firewire. Kodak SW stores images with numerical sequence. Bruce's peeps will supply the SW utilities to talk to both the Kodak DSLR and NC's Aranda motor works. In both XL and DSLR cases the film is shot in the gate with LEDs behind frosted glass mounted behind cut-out pressure plate. It is not going to be totally automated but still useful enough to skip lab-scan costs. It was the closest to off-the-shelf, minimum-modification-cost and hopefully, reasonable-quality-for-nothing scheme that I could come up with.
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