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#1 Nick Norton

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 11:54 AM

My lab charges extra for prepping the negative to be transfered/telecine, and i was wondering if this was really necessary.

What does the prep do for the film?

Why not just take the film straight from processing and telecine it?


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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 11:59 AM

Cleans, adds leader at front and back and also joins ll your footage into large flats.
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#3 Stephen Williams

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 12:03 PM

The film needs to be cleaned & gash stock added front & end for handling / lacing on the TK.
You need to look at the total price your paying, some itemise the bills, others mot.
The Labs in Switzerland even charge time taken to splice the rolls together, processing costs roughly double of London! but they have much less volume, they run the bath to order, whilst you wait if you want (1.25 hours including cleaning)

My lab charges extra for prepping the negative to be transfered/telecine, and i was wondering if this was really necessary.

What does the prep do for the film?

Why not just take the film straight from processing and telecine it?


Thanks-
Nick


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#4 Nick Norton

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 01:53 PM

Does prepping the film do anything to the image?

I understand it cleans the film, but does this just eliminate dust/etc?

Does it make the image sharper or anything like that?
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#5 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 02:00 PM

Nope, it's as sharp as it is. But you need the leader on there anyway.
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#6 Nick Norton

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 03:00 PM

Thanks guys.
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