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#1 Derek Diggler

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 10:20 AM

I'm shooting a little 16mm thing on the side, just to enter in festivals and stuff. I'm in Michigan and having a really hard time finding any decent telecine or scanning services around the area.

I found a couple "transfer your old memories to video" type places around Detoit and sent in a 100' reel just to test the quality. It came back looking like some kind of home video 1-CCD crap, and for some reason I couldn't remove the pull-down in Cinema Tools.

Any suggestions for good digital transfers around the Great Lakes area? I read a lot of love on here for Cinelab in MA but that's a little far away and the minimum is $125 so I can't do my 100' test. :)

Thanks!
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#2 Saul Rodgar

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 02:20 PM

I would try Film Workers in Chicago. There's a few others, but can't remember their names right now.
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#3 Derek Diggler

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 05:02 PM

Thanks! Is there a rate sheet or anything for them? I can't seem to find anything on their website about actually ordering services, but it looks like a really quality place!
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Posted 08 November 2009 - 06:25 PM

Thanks! Is there a rate sheet or anything for them? I can't seem to find anything on their website about actually ordering services, but it looks like a really quality place!



check out digital transfer services. they have a spirit set up for 16mm. I was going to use them but cinelab gave me a better deal. here is a link:

http://www.digitaltr...elecine.HD.aspx
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#5 Elliot Rudmann

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 07:44 PM

Hey Michael, try Nolo Digital Film in Chicago - www.nolodigitalfilm.com

We scan 16mm/Super16mm film at 2k via an Arriscan, the quality of which will not disappoint you. Give our producer Joe a call sometime with the details of your project and he can work out a nice quote for you. We can also generate tape masters for festival distribution.

Edited by Elliot Rudmann, 08 November 2009 - 07:45 PM.

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#6 Tom Hepburn

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 08:59 PM

I would also highly recommend Nolo
www.nolodigitalfilm.com

Great place, great service, quality transfer/scan.

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#7 Charles MacDonald

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 10:46 PM

I have heard good things about Frame discrete in toronto, but have not dealt with them.
it is run by a filmmaker called Justin Lovel.

http://www.justinlovell.com/
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#8 Derek Diggler

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 01:57 AM

Thanks for the excellent suggestions, guys! I'm definitely going to give these a try.
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#9 Robert Harper

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 10:18 AM

I've sent film to Pixel Farm in Minneapolis before:

http://pixelfarm.com/

They did good work.
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