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#1 Ryan Glover

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 10:27 AM

Hi folks! Got my first two test rolls through my new super 16mm K-3, thought I'd share:

http://http://vimeo.com/23733714

Transferred to 2K Cineform RAW.
Transcoded to Apple ProRes 4444 for cutting/grading - was going for a soft retro look this time.

Camera: Krasnogorsk-3, s16mm, PL mount

Lenses: 35mm, 50mm Lomo 2x anamorphic

Film: Expired Fuji Eterna 250D and Kodak V2 200T

Processing: Niagara Custom Lab

Transfer: Frame Discreet

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#2 Ryan Glover

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 12:44 PM

Sorry, messed up the link:
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#3 Nicholas Kovats

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 09:53 PM

Great test footage, Ryan!

What is the final calculated aspect ratio, i.e. 16x9 + 2x compression? It is definitely wider than 1:2.4 a la cinemascope.
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Posted 17 May 2011 - 04:56 AM

Great work, Ryan!

I was just about to post a few questions on the k-3...

-Did you modify to s16 yourself?
-Is it worth the mod? I've seen some regular 16mm k-3 footage which look great as well.
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#5 John Holland

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 06:30 AM

It looks rather underexposed to me !
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#6 Ryan Glover

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 08:41 AM

Great test footage, Ryan!

What is the final calculated aspect ratio, i.e. 16x9 + 2x compression? It is definitely wider than 1:2.4 a la cinemascope.

Thanks! 16x9 x 2 is 3.56:1. What I did here was squeeze down to 2048x576 (3.56:1) then crop the sides to get 1536x576 which is a 2.67:1 image, an aspect I really like.

Great work, Ryan!

I was just about to post a few questions on the k-3...

-Did you modify to s16 yourself?
-Is it worth the mod? I've seen some regular 16mm k-3 footage which look great as well.

Thanks Chris!
I bought the camera with the s16mm gate already installed, same as the PL mount.
I guess it all depends on how important the wider aspect ratio is to you.

It looks rather underexposed to me !

Some shots are for sure, I think most of the neg looked pretty okay though. Maybe my flat grading makes it look under? I was giving all my ratings an extra 2/3rds, maybe next time I'll give them a full stop more.


Thanks to all who gave it a watch!
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#7 Oliver Christoph Kochs

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 09:20 AM

Thanks! 16x9 x 2 is 3.56:1. What I did here was squeeze down to 2048x576 (3.56:1) then crop the sides to get 1536x576 which is a 2.67:1 image, an aspect I really like.


Then it isn't necessary to go the S16 route. Or is the image significantly better if you lose the blurry sides?
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#8 Ryan Glover

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 10:00 AM

Then it isn't necessary to go the S16 route. Or is the image significantly better if you lose the blurry sides?


s16 is not necessary for anamorphic, that's true. And the lenses are for 35mm so the edges of the shot are fine. But it does give me a chance to reframe in post, which is helpful because the viewfinder isn't great. But I can easily shoot 16x9 spherical and scope with a super 16mm camera so the versatility is appealing.
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#9 Ryan Glover

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 09:51 AM

Here's a look at the whole 3.56:1 image;
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#10 Nicholas Kovats

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 12:24 PM

That is simply an awesome aspect ratio, Ryan! Call it Super Cinemascope. Are you local to Toronto? You apparently utilized Justin's transfer system (Discrete Frames) here in TO.
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#11 Ryan Glover

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 10:53 AM

That is simply an awesome aspect ratio, Ryan! Call it Super Cinemascope. Are you local to Toronto? You apparently utilized Justin's transfer system (Discrete Frames) here in TO.


Yep, I'm here in Toronto and Frame Discreet did the transfer.
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Posted 13 June 2011 - 03:46 PM

I think it looks great!
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