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#1 DimitriGacser

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:31 PM

Hello Filmmakers!

This week I finished my first 24 mins (!!) Super8 film called "PERCEPTION".
It was an ambitious project and I wanted to share it with you guys.
Shot on Kodak 100D and the night-scenes on Kodak VISION2 200T.
Camera: NIZO 4056

Enjoy it!

Please let me know your opinion about it and if you have any questions, just ask me!



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#2 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:08 PM

Colors were nice, image seemed soft all the way through. I did see a shot where the door in the background looked in focus and the actors in the foreground were not. Yet so many shots looked soft throughout. How did you do the transfer?
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:09 AM

Colors were nice, image seemed soft all the way through. I did see a shot where the door in the background looked in focus and the actors in the foreground were not. Yet so many shots looked soft throughout. How did you do the transfer?


The 24 min. movie had to be converted to 500Mb. This is the maximum you can upload each week on Vimeo (regular account). As you expect there is a tremendous quality loss making the picture look soft.
It was originally an uncompressed 4:2:2 format. This post includes a still to show you the original.
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#4 Niall Conroy

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 11:40 AM

wow looks great - i'd love to see a uncompressed version - if you'd be willing to upload it to a hosting website/torrent or something i'd love to see it in its original high-res glory!


also - what sort of costs were you paying per-50ft in order to scan it at such high quality? and which company did it for you?

great work, btw

Edited by Niall Conroy, 11 February 2012 - 11:41 AM.

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#5 DimitriGacser

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 12:20 PM

wow looks great - i'd love to see a uncompressed version - if you'd be willing to upload it to a hosting website/torrent or something i'd love to see it in its original high-res glory!


also - what sort of costs were you paying per-50ft in order to scan it at such high quality? and which company did it for you?

great work, btw


Thanks for your comments!

You can send me your home address and I will personally send you a hi-res copy of the film on DVD incl. behind the scenes footage.
This applies to all other interested filmmakers who read this as well.

My e-mail: dimitri@polarisworks.com

All scenes have been shot with the Canon 5D markII during rehearsals and will be on Vimeo next week.
SuperSens in Amsterdam, the Netherlands scanned all film for me. When I film on Super8 (24 fps) I always count on 20 US$ per minute, this includes the cartridge, development and scanprocess.
All raw footage was together 140 minutes of Super8. Making a 24 min film out of this amount of material does not happen very often.
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#6 Niall Conroy

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 02:32 PM

Thanks for your comments!

You can send me your home address and I will personally send you a hi-res copy of the film on DVD incl. behind the scenes footage.
This applies to all other interested filmmakers who read this as well.

My e-mail: dimitri@polarisworks.com

All scenes have been shot with the Canon 5D markII during rehearsals and will be on Vimeo next week.
SuperSens in Amsterdam, the Netherlands scanned all film for me. When I film on Super8 (24 fps) I always count on 20 US$ per minute, this includes the cartridge, development and scanprocess.
All raw footage was together 140 minutes of Super8. Making a 24 min film out of this amount of material does not happen very often.
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wow thanks, Dimiti - i'd love a copy if it is no trouble to you? I'll email you now.
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#7 Cahit Tomruk

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 05:12 PM

Brilliant work, well done
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#8 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:34 PM

Would you consider retransferring your film to Vimeo using the highest quality setting, but simply doing the transfer in "chapters" or scenes?

If 500 mb buys you 2 minutes at the highest quality setting, I would love to see that on vimeo. Each week adding 2 more minutes, or whatever the highest quality setting will grant you in run time.

Another question. What does Vimeo cost per month to get unlimited uploads? Is it possible that what you spend sending out DVD's plus postage might cover the cost of a higher quality of transfer onto vimeo?
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#9 DimitriGacser

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:55 AM

Would you consider retransferring your film to Vimeo using the highest quality setting, but simply doing the transfer in "chapters" or scenes?

If 500 mb buys you 2 minutes at the highest quality setting, I would love to see that on vimeo. Each week adding 2 more minutes, or whatever the highest quality setting will grant you in run time.

Another question. What does Vimeo cost per month to get unlimited uploads? Is it possible that what you spend sending out DVD's plus postage might cover the cost of a higher quality of transfer onto vimeo?


The most important reason I chose Vimeo for distribution was that it is free and without any commercial pop-ups.
My intention was to upload the movie in several languages. Which makes it impossible to work with 2 min. chapters for each language.
Becoming a Vimeo Plus+ member was an option, but I do not want to pay an annual price to an online corporate firm.

Allesandro, if you want to receive the DVD, just write me!

Edited by DimitriGacser, 14 February 2012 - 12:57 AM.

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#10 Paul Korver

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:15 AM

The 24 min. movie had to be converted to 500Mb. This is the maximum you can upload each week on Vimeo (regular account). As you expect there is a tremendous quality loss making the picture look soft.
It was originally an uncompressed 4:2:2 format. This post includes a still to show you the original.
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Still_Laura_Woord_Super8.jpg


I'm assuming it's an SD transfer. I noticed on the vimeo page that the file was encoded MP4 and is only 100MB. You should easily be able to get a very high quality standard def full length version in 500MB. I would suggest using H.264 compression as it's a lot more efficient compression and will get you the best picture per data size.

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#11 DimitriGacser

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:21 PM

I'm assuming it's an SD transfer. I noticed on the vimeo page that the file was encoded MP4 and is only 100MB. You should easily be able to get a very high quality standard def full length version in 500MB. I would suggest using H.264 compression as it's a lot more efficient compression and will get you the best picture per data size.

-Paul


Hi Paul!
My original (Mp4, 576x768) file was 420Mb and after 1 week Vimeo reduced the size to 100Mb. When I export from FCP to Mp4 the brightness stays as it was color corrected, but after exporting to H.264 the black-level goes up.
What I noticed is that my HD videos on Vimeo keep their quality, even after 1 week. I will find a solution and re-upload the film!
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#12 Rex Orwell

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 03:20 AM

I'd like to see it can you upload to Youtube or a file host or torrent site please? Everythings pretty tight on this machine so I don't know, but I can never view anything on Vimeo.
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#13 DimitriGacser

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:55 AM

I'd like to see it can you upload to Youtube or a file host or torrent site please? Everythings pretty tight on this machine so I don't know, but I can never view anything on Vimeo.


Hi Rex! If you send me your address I will send you a copy of the DVD.
dimitri@polarisworks.com
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