Scanning Reversal Super8 is easy. There are so many who can do it (and quite a few who can do it well) one's head can spin. However, if shooting on Vision3 200 or 500t negative stock, well, the options are few and look to be insanely expensive. Prohibitively so.
But I know jack compared to many of you, so can I have some advice on what my options are?
What I want is to avoid interlaced transfers. There is one short I am planning that I do want to be able to show theatrically (as in a 16mm or 35mm print) and it will be a mix of 1080p HD (likely Canon 7D) and Super8. Clearly I need to have frame by frame and not interlaced footage.
What are my options? To get a good HD scan what am I going to have to spend? Is it just too expensive to bother? I looked at Pro8mm and choked when I read their rates. Do I look into printing from the negative so that I can then go with one of the numerous places able to transfer reversal, or is that going to cost a bundle?
I was blown away by what I saw at Cinelicious.tv's site, but have not heard back yet. I just saw CineLab advertised here and will email them.
The few places I checked here in NYC either did interlaced (low end) or were so expensive that they even said I "could not afford" them.
I should mention... For material that is meant for the internet, I don't mind an interlaced transfer of negative stock and will be doing some tests in the coming weeks.
Edited by Matt Stevens, 27 January 2011 - 08:32 PM.