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#1 Steve Buckley

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 06:42 PM

Has anyone got any advice on transferring 8mm to 19:6? Is this done in telecine or is it something you do in post in FCP?
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#2 Will Montgomery

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 09:32 AM

Has anyone got any advice on transferring 8mm to 19:6? Is this done in telecine or is it something you do in post in FCP?

Technically you'd be better off image quality-wise by having a telecine house capture to 16:9 either in HD or anamorphic SD. The optics on a telecine machine will be better then just scaling it in FCP.

The downside is you are committing to a framing at that stage rather than being able to adjust it later. Someone's head might get cut off. If you can sit in on the session or just tell the colorist to adjust framing scene to scene as well as the color you'll be fine.

If you get ProRes HQ files (especially in HD) you can probably get away with scaling/cropping yourself in FCP since super 8 isn't always about having the sharpest image, just a Super 8 "look."
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Posted 26 November 2010 - 02:51 AM

If you get ProRes HQ files (especially in HD) you can probably get away with scaling/cropping yourself in FCP since super 8 isn't always about having the sharpest image, just a Super 8 "look."

That's the best way I've found to do it.

One alternative, for the future, may be to shoot something in 16:9, edit that into a final product, then record a projection of your movie onto Super 8. Ups your efficiency while not losing your desired picture quality. Just don't tell anybody. It kind of sounds like you're cheating. ;)
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