grain or noise in Kodak 7219?
Posted 10 April 2010 - 07:02 PM
First time poster, long time watcher. I just finished directing a short on Kodak 7219 (Super16mm Vision 3 500T) and am looking at the one light HDcam transfers that I got back and they look a little grainy/noisy. Footage was shot on an Arri SR2, with Zeiss Super Speed primes at 2.8/4 in a room lit with mostly practical fluorescent lights (not kinos) with a temp around 4400K. Any thoughts? Or is this just what 7219 looks like? Here's a link to a still:
Posted 10 April 2010 - 07:35 PM
Kodak really does a disservice to student filmmakers selling them on 500T 16mm stocks. 16mm is grainy to begin with, so it behooves you to shoot as slow a stock as you can afford to light.
Now, keep in mind, it doesn't look bad, but I'm surprised you didn't do some sort of test first to determine if the look of the stock fit with your aesthetics. Also, IDK if you shot a third to two thirds of a stop over what you should've (at EI 320) or if you exposed right at 500T, but overexposing a film slightly always has the effect of "tightening up" grain because it exposes the lower-speed, finer grained grains too, instead of just having the coarsest grains exposed which gives the grainiest image.
Posted 10 April 2010 - 08:07 PM
Posted 10 April 2010 - 08:19 PM