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Superb 007 super8 film showing the format's clarity


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#1 Matt Stevens

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 10:27 AM

Superb colors and low low grain. How I would love to see an uncompressed version of this. One can only imagine how good it would look.

MOONRAKER was the first 007 film I watched. i was 8 years old, I believe. It was awesome to me. Now I think it's laughable. But it has its moments.

Watch this on YouTube in 720p, not here, as it is squished.


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#2 Claus Harding

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:41 PM

That does look outstanding. Even in 720 the compression is quite ugly, though, so yes, only a 1080 upload could give one a better idea of the ultimate quality of the footage.
But it certainly is stable and sharp with lovely color.

Edited by Claus Harding, 30 December 2011 - 12:43 PM.

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#3 Will Montgomery

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 02:17 PM

I think we're entering a wonderful year for Super 8 film scanning. That does look amazing; almost TOO good.
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#4 Claus Harding

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 06:19 PM

Will,

My first thoughts, after the amazement, was: are we sure this is not 16....?
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#5 Matt Stevens

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 11:13 AM

I thought the same thing. But it says 8mm, so.... 8mm it is.
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#6 ignacio benedeti

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 12:16 PM

Fantastic ciné document! The less grainy 8 mm stock those times was Kodachrome but skin tones and yellows on this filmation don´t seems Kodachrome, in my opinion. Thanks for sharing. CINEcerely, Ignacio
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#7 Geoff Howell

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 12:43 PM

it's K40 according to this
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#8 ignacio benedeti

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 02:17 PM

Yes, it´s gorgeous Kodachrome! I can read the trade mark in the edge of the film. Many thanks! CINEcerely, Ignacio
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