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#1 Keegan Goodman

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 07:27 PM

I see there are two options for Kodak 500T Color Negative. One is a Vision 3 (Stock # 7219) and the other is not a part of the Vision family (stock # 7230). I want to minimize grain, but don't mind some color saturation (actually prefer it). What are the characteristics of these two different stocks?

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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 11:04 PM

I can't speak from direct work with the new '30, but from what I gather it's the "economy" stock -v- the '19 which is more "luxury coup." The '19, for a 500T is remarkably low in grain, and holds up well. I'd not hesitate on shooting it, and have when I get the chance, rated at 320.
Your best bet, of course, would be to shoot 100' of each and take them through your whole film chain. But, if I had to go in blind, wanting to minimize grain, and needing a 500T, I'd err towards the '19.
You should also contact your local kodak rep directly,
http://motion.kodak....fices/index.htm

they'll be able to give you the pertinent information.
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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 11:33 PM

If you want less grain, shoot the '19. Assuming that this project isn't for direct 16mm printing, then any other post path allows you to increase contrast/saturation, whether in the D.I. for a film-out and/ or using 35mm Vision Premier print stock, or if this is just for a video finish, in any color-correction session.
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