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#1 Oscar Godfrey

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 06:43 PM

Hello,
I have about 20 mins of reversal 16mm. I was just wondering if having reversal film telecined is ever a problem? I know it shouldn't be but just because negative is the standard maybe some places don't do it. I've only ever edited tradtionally but i want to try it on the computer because it would make arranging the sound a lot easier.
The only thing i have ever had telecined is some old 8mm kodachrome 40 which is reversal. I have read something about having negatives prepared for telecine, I don't know what this means which is why i thought reversal might cause problems.
Could someone de-confuse me please?
Thank you.
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#2 Jan Weis

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 07:12 PM

Hello,
I have about 20 mins of reversal 16mm. I was just wondering if having reversal film telecined is ever a problem? I know it shouldn't be but just because negative is the standard maybe some places don't do it. I've only ever edited tradtionally but i want to try it on the computer because it would make arranging the sound a lot easier.
The only thing i have ever had telecined is some old 8mm kodachrome 40 which is reversal. I have read something about having negatives prepared for telecine, I don't know what this means which is why i thought reversal might cause problems.
Could someone de-confuse me please?
Thank you.


I do not think reversal is a problem for transfering, in fact it might even be easier to transfer. Im pretty sure all places scan reversal, so that shouldnt be a problem.

However, as you might already know, its easier to fix a poorly exposed negative film than reversal. Negative my nature has simply more latitude. With reversal, its basically what you see is what you get, a negative image can be manipulated more.

Reversal film can also be ''prepared'' for telecine through various techniques such as ultra sound or ''wetgate'', so I wouldnt worry.
The reason that people are more careful with negatives is because theyre more volounarably, theyre more easily scratched. Also
dirt is always a problem, and since negative films are inverted dust is more visable and distracting. This is because dust is white when
the image is inverted, and its a lot more visable than black dust you see on reversal.

/Jan
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#3 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 07:39 PM

I do not think reversal is a problem for transfering, in fact it might even be easier to transfer. Im pretty sure all places scan reversal, so that shouldnt be a problem.

However, as you might already know, its easier to fix a poorly exposed negative film than reversal. Negative my nature has simply more latitude. With reversal, its basically what you see is what you get, a negative image can be manipulated more.

Reversal film can also be ''prepared'' for telecine through various techniques such as ultra sound or ''wetgate'', so I wouldnt worry.
The reason that people are more careful with negatives is because theyre more volounarably, theyre more easily scratched. Also
dirt is always a problem, and since negative films are inverted dust is more visable and distracting. This is because dust is white when
the image is inverted, and its a lot more visable than black dust you see on reversal.

/Jan



Any real modern telecine (SD, HD) and certainly 2K 4K etc scanners have no problem running reversal it is no easier or harder than negative.

-Rob-
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#4 Oscar Godfrey

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 09:05 AM

thank you.
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