pull down issue
Posted 08 April 2011 - 08:29 AM
I shot on film an image from a PAL tv screen, so it was shot at 25 fps. As there was music on it, the director didn't want to change the audio pitch, and we went with a 25 to 24 fps pull down on the image. In the projection, I found a very important flickering which wasn't there before the pull down. When comparing it with a previous MOS copy made before the pull down, I found a very little flickering as well, but barely noticeable. I assume that the pull down changed the frequency of the flicker which turned it into a problem.
As the audio is fully finished, the producer wants to solve the problem taking care of the image only.
I can't figure out how, if there's a way. So, if anyone has any ideas or had a similar situation before, i would very much appreciate the help.
Thank you very much in advance.
Pablo Galarza. DP.
Posted 08 April 2011 - 11:45 AM
Posted 08 April 2011 - 02:05 PM
Posted 09 April 2011 - 09:25 PM
Thanks for your answers. I'm sorry I wasn't clear.
After the film was developed, it was transfered to video for editing purposes, and after that, we saw a 35 mm print, blown up directly from the original 16 mm negative (optically), where the flicker was barely noticeable. The flicker became important when I saw the first final print with sound, after the frame rate of the image was modified.
Posted 11 April 2011 - 01:33 PM
Posted 12 April 2011 - 09:26 PM
Thanks for the answer John.
My first solution was to change the audio pitch keeping the original frames in the image. But, as the optical soundtrack is already finished, I was looking for another possible solution which doesn't force us to redo it. I guess there is none.