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#1 Laurent Boquet

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 07:21 PM

Hello,

I'd like to have my dad's Super-8mm films digitized but since I won't be able to do any pre-edit, I am planing to have every single roll digitized then edit and compile the files afterward depending on content.

I am a newbie in film editing. I have only played around with .mov with QuickTime Pro to put together some sequences shot with my digital camera.

I understand that, like for photography, it's better to scan film into a raw video format that can be latter edited (avoiding compression loss on the original master file).

So, my questions:

What would be:

1) the best master file format and best application to use for a newbie to be able to edit (mostly joining, possibly a bit of color correction if not done correctly at the digitization stage? (I don't want to invest in super-expensive pro-applications nor do I have time to learn complex ones).

2) the best frame rate to digitize into (master file)? same as Super-8mm?

3) the best frame rate to save into after editing?

4) the resolution to use at the digitization stage? Is 1020px vertical resolution overkill for Super-8mm?

5) the best technique: frame-by-frame scan or alternative (telecyne?) ?

A lot of suppliers are offering DVD format as the final product, but is that the best format to edit from?

Hope my questions make sense, my knowledge in this field is microscopic.


cheers,

Laurent
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