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#1 dmitry savinov

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 11:54 AM

Hi everybody! I`m going to shoot an R`N`B music video and to test a new Kodak Vision3 500T 7219 stock.Does anybody already used it? What can you say about its qualities firstly in terms of grain`cause we speak about 16 mm? Any sample footages? Thank you
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#2 David Regan

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 07:29 PM

Others have brought up this stock on this site before, David Mullen gave some good opinions about it when the stock was first released, if you do a search you can find it.

From personal experience, the stock holds up quite well to my taste, although I know a lot of people still find 500T on 16mm a bit grainy. I did a series of over/underexposure tests with the stock, and still was getting good results 3 stops under. It's a warm stock to my eyes, the red's and brown's in scenes often seem more saturated to me.

This is from a pull process test I did, which I felt did a nice job tightening up the grain. (Rated the film at 250 ASA)

This is 7219 Pulled 1 Stop at Key:
Pull_7219_at_Key.jpg

Now here is the same roll Pulled 1 Stop but 3 stops underexposed:
Pull_7219_3_Under.jpg

Compressed JPGs on a forum are not a great way to analyze film stock, I wish I had a better method to upload the test footage, but you can see, even 3 stops under, the stocks holding up well considering.

Of course the best solution to your question is test test test, it's the only way to really understand how a stock performs.

Good Luck
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