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#1 Dan Thompson

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 11:57 AM

Excuse the newbie question, but I have just processed some 16mm film and now have a print and negative.

Once I've shot some more film I intend to get a TK transfer onto DV.

Will it be best for the telecine transfer to be done using the original negatives or the print?

Reason being I have played the print a few times and there are a few scratches on the film. Basically I would like to know the pros and cons of using the negative for telecine transfer.

Thanks for your help!
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#2 Jon Rosenbloom

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 03:18 PM

Negative. The only con is the wear and tear of running it through the scanner, and you'll never do that more than 3 or 4 times. The print is already one generation removed from what you shot.
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#3 Stephen Williams

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 03:33 PM

Negative. The only con is the wear and tear of running it through the scanner, and you'll never do that more than 3 or 4 times. The print is already one generation removed from what you shot.


Hi,

A print has far less information as it's higher contrast. Transfer the negative on a good telecine.

Stephen
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#4 Paul Bruening

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 03:42 AM

A decent post house or lab will have well maintained film movements that won't grind up your negs. Projectors are crueler to prints than good telecine/scan movements are to negatives.
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#5 Dan Thompson

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 03:24 AM

Thanks guys. That's confirmed what I thought in the first place!
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