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#1 Kirk Anderson

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 01:29 PM

I'm going to shoot a little test roll with my new 814 XLS! Woohoo!
I might as well not waste the roll, so I figured I would shoot an little piece edited in camera and get it transferred at pro8mm, just down the street from my house.

The final product will go up on Vimeo.

The camera doesn't have a wide gate and I see no reason for 16x9 because 1) it's super8 and 2) it's a test.

So, if I'm going 4x3 is it worth even going for the HD Transfer. It's only $20 more, but then I have bars, which I guess I would have on vimeo anyways.

Also, I'm going to do sound in FCP. So, my brain says get a ProREs HQ, my heart says, go 10bit uncompressed and res down to ProRes yourself.

Opinions?!?!

HD or SD and Pro res or 10bit?
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#2 Will Montgomery

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 04:50 PM

HD or SD and Pro res or 10bit?

For $20 extra I'd have them do HD ProRes. Much easier to work with. Also, sit in on the session so you can see the colorist work... that's worth alot just as an educational tool.

You can just have them give you bars on the side. Then in your Final Cut project set the size to 1560x1080 and drop in the 16:9 transfer, then you won't have bars on the side.
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#3 Anthony Schilling

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 06:12 PM

Go for the HD. It's future proof and a down convert to SD will fare better than a SD starting point.
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#4 Nicholas Rapak

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 11:09 PM

I would say SD. It's only a test roll, so the extra quality isn't absolutely necessary. Also, for someone like me, the extra $20 is another roll of my favorite film in my camera.
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