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#1 Paul Korver

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 02:11 AM

So Cinelicious has been doing quite a bit of Super 8mm to true HD on the Spirit and have been very pleased with the results. Until now we haven't been able to show any of it due to the types & timing of the projects. Anyway this is a pretty incredible clip used for an ad campaign that is just coming out. It was shot by the very talented Kiku Ohe and featuring Supermodel Elyse Taylor. Definitely an eyeful. Feedback on the quality of the scans is welcome and appreciated.


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#2 Blase Theodore

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 02:40 AM

Really Nice stuff. Any chance we could grab a dpx frame of a source scan?
The song is amazing btw. Would love to get the name of it.
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#3 Vincent Sweeney

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 06:14 AM

Wow. What stock? 01?

The next time I am near by, I'd love to see this without the compression!


Hey Blase. Nice to see you posting here.
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#4 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 07:58 AM

Somehow, I don't think super-8 really has 1920x1080 worth of information in it.

But yes.
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#5 Paul Korver

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 10:03 AM

This film was shot in Australia... and we did the telecine in LA with Kiku supervising online and giving realtime notes with colorist Steve Rodriguez live via our free "ColorCast Live" service. We went to ProRes 4444 not DPX but I could put an uncompressed still from ProRes up. You can also download the source film on the Vimeo page (lower right corner) which is a very high quality H.246 that looks nearly identical to the ProRes master.

Phil... in my opinion (and I see a lot of SD vs. HD & 2K Super 8mm comparisions as we have all three capabilities) Super 8mm definitely has 1920x1080 of info on it. Especially the finer grain stocks. Have you seen the new 100D btw? Pretty incredible.

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#6 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 10:16 AM

Oh, yes, let's have a look at 'em stills.

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#7 Will Montgomery

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 08:52 AM

Proves my theory that beautiful people look beautiful on film. :D

And my other theory that I'd pay the money for the colorist over the machine any day, and you guys have both.

What stock was that?
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Posted 25 August 2010 - 01:51 AM

Great job, Paul! Very, very well done. Yes, I'd also love to know what stock/camera was used. Razor sharp focus, great colors, the works, really.
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Posted 27 August 2010 - 03:59 PM

Yeah, im curious also - what stock?

What an amazing transfer and color job. Looks like ill be seeing you guys at some point in the future.
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#10 Andrew Wilding

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 02:42 PM

Yeah, im curious also - what stock?

What an amazing transfer and color job. Looks like ill be seeing you guys at some point in the future.



This is so by far the sharpest, organic, and beautiful 8mm I've ever seen. My head is full of questions. Max 8? What stock?

Amazing, amazing transfer guys. I feel like you opened up a whole new world of 8mm.
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#11 Paul Korver

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 05:50 PM

This is so by far the sharpest, organic, and beautiful 8mm I've ever seen. My head is full of questions. Max 8? What stock?

Amazing, amazing transfer guys. I feel like you opened up a whole new world of 8mm.


Glad you all like it. For this clip you're just going to have to appreciate it for what it is... beautifully shot film. Sometimes clients, agencies, or production companies want to keep the details about their productions private.... a right that we as a company totally respect. There's a whole bunch of beautiful stuff we've done that we can't show at all. Just the way it goes.

One thing I will say is that I've seen a lot of SD and HD Super 8mm transfers and am a lover of small formats. When we saw what was possible with the Super 8mm gate on the Spirit, the sharp grain detail and "quiet" noise free highlights... even though it was crazy expensive... we had to buy the gate and Super 8mm upgrade option. So some portion of what you're responding to could be the fact that you've likely never seen Super 8mm transferred on a Spirit before.

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Paul
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