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#1 Tim Terner

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 03:49 AM

Recently had back my first 16mm telecine back. On a few frames (not consecutive frames) now and again there are single speck dust marks - also had just one frame with what looked to be a hair on it. Never had a telecine done before so just wondered if this is normal. Advice appreciated
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#2 timHealy

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 05:41 AM

unfortunately it is normal to see one once in a while.

But what color are they? Black dust marks come from Kodak which is unlikely or from your loading environment (changing bags) or using mags that aren't cleaned like crazy during loading.

If they are white it could be the lab not having cleaned the negative as they should have. I have never worked for a lab so when requesting "Prep for video transfer" I don't know what they do that is different than negative processed normally.

But it is typical for a few hairs and dust marks to get through.

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Tim
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#3 Tim Terner

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 05:44 AM

Thanks for that Tim. Haven't noticed any black dust specs. All are white
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Posted 25 October 2007 - 09:14 PM

Next time see if you can find a telecine transfer house with a wetgate telecine, that'll eliminate nearly all dust and hairs from the negative and give you a much cleaner image.
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