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URSA Diamond Y-Front? Digital tapestock formats


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#1 Jacob Kramer

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 01:56 PM

Hi All,
I'm new to this forum and was wondering if the URSA Diamond Y Front is a good telecine for getting a 16mm answer print into a usable digital format.

Also, I wasn't sure what tape stock would be best/most archival/most useful to write to: digibeta, DVcam, miniDV .... etc. My goal is to get a DVD to show people.


Any advice would be much appreciate.

Thanks,
Jacob
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#2 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 04:01 PM

Hi All,
I'm new to this forum and was wondering if the URSA Diamond Y Front is a good telecine for getting a 16mm answer print into a usable digital format.

Also, I wasn't sure what tape stock would be best/most archival/most useful to write to: digibeta, DVcam, miniDV .... etc. My goal is to get a DVD to show people.


Any advice would be much appreciate.

Thanks,
Jacob


A properly setup Y-Front will produce a top quality SD picture it's a great machine assuming the colorist is good...D-Beta would be best.

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#3 John Sprung

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 06:43 PM

Pencil out the cost of doing the answer print to SD versus taking the cut camera original to 1080p/24 HD. From that you could downconvert to a much better looking SD. If you'll need the HD for a video release, doing the SD first is a waste of money. If you do need to go that way, at least, you could use the HD quote to beat down the price on the SD.



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