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#1 Eugene Lehnert

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 10:45 AM

What do you need to transfer Super8 film on a Spirit? Do you just need a Super8 gate or do you need any other upgrades? Does anyone rent Super8 gates?
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#2 Paul Korver

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 11:22 AM

What do you need to transfer Super8 film on a Spirit? Do you just need a Super8 gate or do you need any other upgrades? Does anyone rent Super8 gates?


Hi Eugene. Spirit's with Super 8mm gates are rare. We just got one at Cinelicious in order to support this beloved format at the highest level and are offering Spirit HD Telecine and Spirit 2K Super 8mm scans direct to ProRes 4444 or DPX that are looking quite amazing. You can just send us your film and a hard drive. I've have a lot of experience with shooting and telecine of Super 8mm film and have been pretty blown away. Mostly in how the Spirit optics are very low noise in the highlights which has been a problem for me with other HD telecines that can handle Super 8mm.

If you or someone you use in NY already has a Spirit and wants to start transferring Super 8mm then they need the Spirit's 16mm gate block and the Super 8mm add on gate which lists for between $80K-$90K and will make it super 8mm capable.

Best of luck!

-Paul
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