Contact prints & DI
Posted 06 August 2007 - 06:26 PM
most films that go through DI are scanned at 2k?Correct? and the prints contain aproximately 1.5-2k resolution?
So I'd imagine that the contact prints reached around 3-4k, Is this assumption correct?
Hope I can get this cleared out
Posted 06 August 2007 - 06:41 PM
Generally, a projected contact print is similar to 2K digital projection in very rough terms. So yes, maybe you'd say that a 4K to 6K neg becomes 2K to 3K when printed and projected, even lower if an IP/IN is made, but again, projection quality is also a variable, contrast of the image, the print stock, etc.
Pixel resolution when describing film is either to make a rough guess at the scanning resolution needed to distinguish between each grain particle in the scan (no reason to scan even higher than that) or what the equivalent digital camera would have to produce to be similar in detail captured, and that's only an approximation as well. Remember, film does not have pixels, so its resolution can't really be measured in pixels.
Posted 06 August 2007 - 07:41 PM
Posted 07 August 2007 - 06:28 PM
So I'm starting to wondering if Kodak & Fuji will start promoting 4k scans in the future, now that HD
is becoming used more frequently in studio pictures...Only speculation, but does anybody have a theory
they would like to share concerning this matter?
Posted 07 August 2007 - 07:58 PM