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#1 Ole Dost

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 02:31 AM

I want to a documentary feature in autumn. Still I have silly question. The film is supposed to be telecined and it is the video-file derived from it, that will be used for cutting and postproduction. What is better in this special situation: negative film? Probably there is no need for copiing the film. Or better use reversal film with better contrast? The fact that brings me to this question is the following: in the times, when 16mm was in use for TV, almost entirely reversal stock had been used.
What do you recommend?
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 02:55 AM

Negative is better-suited for video transfer than reversal, due to its lower contrast.
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#3 Ole Dost

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 07:58 AM

Thank you David, for the quick reply and the good advice.
All the best,
Ole
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