Confused about HD Telecine (for Super 8)
Posted 23 February 2011 - 05:04 PM
Fast forward, after a lot of experimentation with reversal film, I feel reasonably confident about lighting and shooting Tri-X Super 8 to get the results I am looking for. The projected results have looked good and even my simple DIY telecines were not half bad either.
But now that HD is all the rage, I'm thinking I might want to go this route rather than my original plan, which was to get a simple SD telecine to Mini-DV (paid pro service not DIY). From there I'd simply import into an NLE just like I always have with Mini-DV footage from my GL-2.
Now I believe I can get HD transfers to Mini-DV but it seems that hard drives and certain file formats are the preferred method. Why is this? I am clueless about this and when I read about it I find it very confusing.
Any advice on what I need to know if I opt for to go HD? Or where I can turn to for a laymen's explanation on all this?
If it is relevant, I plan on using either Final Cut Express or Sony Vegas to edit with.
Any help and info on this would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Posted 23 February 2011 - 05:59 PM
My current work-flow, and this is for S16mm, is develop and do a best light to ProResHQ 1080p for editorial in FCP for an eventual re-scan to HDCamSR and a tape to tape color correction. For S8mm what I'd probably do woudl be ProResHQ@1080p for a mac workstation, edit in FCP and grade a bit in color then export out as whatever you need.
Posted 25 February 2011 - 01:46 PM
Thank you for the info. I will do some more homework using your advice as a reference.