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#1 Eugene Lehnert

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 03:55 PM

I recently finished a trailer for a 2.35 film out. The trailer had subtitles and when the video was printed to film the film out cut off a substantial amount of the top and bottom of the picture near to the subtitles. I am having the trailer transferred back to tape so I can create a revised subtitle safe area for the film outs.

Why is so much cut off during a tape to film transfer?
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#2 John Michael Trojan

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 08:38 PM

action safe on a film-out is not the edge of frame, nor is it "action safe" on a standard HDframe (due to LCDs/plasmas/projectors there really isn't much by way of action safe any longer). i.e. a 1.85 filmout from an HD frame will be safe around 1828x988 pixels or so.

You should ask your Lab for pixel dimensions based on the data you're delivering.
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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 08:54 PM

Scope projection is actually 2.39 : 1, but the projector mask is slightly tighter than the image on the print, which is common. Plus screen masking / curtains can further trim the image. Hence why you need to allow some leeway and give yourself a safe area to keep titles inside of.
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