Super 8 wetgate Transfer to HD. Who does this?
Posted 25 December 2010 - 04:45 AM
Posted 25 December 2010 - 04:49 AM
Posted 26 December 2010 - 02:26 AM
I think Vincent is right. I've never heard of a Super 8mm wetgate system. At Cinelicious we do have a DVNR 2K with realtime dust/dirt removal that sits in the path of our Spirit which is putting out amazing true HD images from Super 8mm film. The DVNR cleans things up pretty well, and we can do manual restoration as well if a perfectly clean image is what you're after.
Posted 29 December 2010 - 10:43 AM
However, a lab can run your film through a little warm water with a little bit of cleaning solution which will take the hard edge of the scratches and flatten it a little and basically simulate a wet gate process without actually having a wet gate. Not exactly the same thing but really close. Then hand it off to Cinelicious or Lightpress (and many other transfer houses some of which advertise here) for a real professional HD transfer and additional clean up if it really needs it.
If dirt and scratches are still an issue after the cleaning process the higher-end systems have amazing digital tools for dealing with that. When they invest $1 Million+ in a system there's a reason.