UK copanies 8/16mm scan to exr
Posted 01 September 2008 - 11:02 AM
I'm looking for a company that can scan 8mm and 16mm film to .exr or similar. There are tone of companies that offer all sorts of "home" coversions, but I'm interested in getting back a stack of openEXR files.
If there's no-one catering for small film formats in the UK, I'll happily look further afield, suggestions welcome!
Thanks a lot...
Posted 01 September 2008 - 11:44 AM
Posted 01 September 2008 - 12:13 PM
.exr or similar.
Yes I'm after a greater dynamic range. Not fussed about the format really, as long as AE/Fusion accept the format as footage.
(hence the post title, "scan to ..."
I'm asking around here as I've written to about 9 or 10 places so far, but no luck.
Playing Devil's Advocate... why on Earth would you need to make Open EXR files out of 8mm or 16mm film as opposed to TIFF/DPX, which is much more readily available? If it's lavish quality you want, you could always scan to 16-bit files...
Posted 01 September 2008 - 12:50 PM
Posted 02 September 2008 - 05:05 PM
I suspect you will find that most places with what you might call a "nice" telecine would have to hire in the 8mm gate, which may make it cost more than you want to pay. I would be surprised if you couldn't find somewhere to do it, though; there are 8mm spirit gates available in London.
Phil, Tnaks for that, I found "Rushes" who are also organising soho short film festival, which is coincidently where my project is heading (next year...)
Posted 03 September 2008 - 07:39 AM
Whats the best price anyone can get nowadays for international mail order scans? to DPX or other.