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#1 Ernie Zahn

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 02:42 PM

Hey all,
I'm trying to up the quality on some my films. I have footage that was telecined to super-8 in standard definition on to Mini-DV. I have Final Cut Express 2, which I know is standard definition, but if I had Final Cut Pro HD and captured my SD footage onto that say Final Cut 5, would there be an impovement in picture quality? Or is it all just pre-determined by the original source of telecine? My second question is if I had used a 3CCD camera for telecine and used HDV tape stock like this for example http://www.bhphotovi...egoryNavigation, would that contitute full HD telecine?
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#2 timHealy

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 02:56 PM

You would have to re-transfer your super 8 to an HD format in telecine to get the best out of it.

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Edited by timHealy, 30 April 2007 - 02:58 PM.

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#3 Ernie Zahn

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 03:38 PM

Oh ok, thanks for the input. But if it had been put to telecine with a 3CCD camera and HDV stock would that be HD?
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Posted 30 April 2007 - 03:52 PM

Oh ok, thanks for the input. But if it had been put to telecine with a 3CCD camera and HDV stock would that be HD?


The number of ccds have nothing to do with whether something is HD or not

What kind of telecine did you have done? DaVinci , Spirit, Rank , video taped off a wall, etc?

Yes HDV is a high def format, but not the quality of HD cam SR. It is the prosumer/low end broadcast format just up from miniDV

check this out for a brief comparision and intro.

http://www.uemedia.n...c...6&printer=1

There are many on this site that work in a post environment and can give you a lot more detail than I can.

But if I can ask, what will you be using your films for? That may determine if you actually need HD. I think transferring super 8 to HD is great but you may find that there is a point of diminishing returns. But others wiser than me may know what that point is.

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Tim
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#5 Ernie Zahn

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 08:11 AM

Thanks for the info :)
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