D.I. mixing 35mm with RED footage a problem?
Posted 25 May 2010 - 09:51 PM
I would say that 90% of the film is 35mm while 10% has been shot on the RED for some special sequences.
Therefore if I have one full day in the D.I., about 8 hours, then does anyone see this as a problem as far as conforming, coloring, both the 35mm and RED footage together?
Too short of D.I. time? Any foreseeable problems with mixing these two formats?
Any thoughts would be helpful because this will be the first time I have dealt with a Digital Intermediate and the RED footage.
Posted 26 May 2010 - 01:01 AM
Anyway, I think an 8-hour session should be fine for a 20 minute movie. The 35mm and Red should intercut fine, especially if the end product is only HDV tape.
Technically, "digital intermediate" used to mean "film-to-digital-to-film" for taking a project shot on film through a digital stage (scanning, conforming, color-correction) before recording it back to film again -- as opposed to a traditional photochemical finish to print. Though now the term has been greatly extended to include digitally-shot material at one end... and digital cinema projection at the other.
But what you are describing is more of a traditional transfer and color-correction for video distribution.
Posted 27 May 2010 - 10:58 AM
8 hours should be plenty. Are you sure you're going to HDV tape and not HDCam or HDCam SR? I ask because you'll lose a lot of quality if you only go to an HDV source. Unless of course that's your only option with which to screen your film. Either way I'd strongly advise you get a higher quality master of your film.
Edited by Elliot Rudmann, 27 May 2010 - 10:59 AM.