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#1 Jamie McIntyre

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 02:33 PM

Does it matter if you don't shoot a grey card for B/W? Even though I'm not printing.
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#2 Jamie McIntyre

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 04:16 PM

And also, Super 16 can only be loaded one way and one way only right? With the perfs on the right of the aperture plate?
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#3 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 07:18 PM

And also, Super 16 can only be loaded one way and one way only right? With the perfs on the right of the aperture plate?



I would say that for telecine it is not essential to shoot a grey card for transfer but get a best light not a one light. And yes you can only load single perf one way into a camera unless you go crazy and want to shoot through the base, overexpose by 7 stops if that is what you do :lol:

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#4 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 08:04 PM

It all depends on whether you will be there for the transfer to supervise. If not, a gray scale or card shot in boring frontal light will give the colorist a sense of what you consider a "neutral" exposure for a frame of reference, especially if the first scene on the roll could be timed several ways. Let's say the first scene on the roll is an underexposed moonlit scene. A colorist may assume it's supposed to look normal in brightness. But if he first sees a grey scale that is normally exposed and then a scene immediately comes up two stops underexposed, it's more clear that the underexposure is intentional. This is less critical if it's a normal day exterior scene where it's more obvious how it should be timed.

All of this is moot if you'll be there to tell the colorist how you want the footage to look.
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#5 Charles MacDonald

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 08:17 PM

And also, Super 16 can only be loaded one way and one way only right? With the perfs on the right of the aperture plate?


Grey cards are always handy, they allow you to calbrate your exposure no mater if you are doiing Video or real film. Single perf film must be loaded in the way that fioits the camera, and your camera must be set up for single perf. All camera converted to Super 16 naturaly are.
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