cheap 16mm filmout framing iPad 3 screen ?
Posted 11 October 2012 - 03:46 AM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:00 AM
However, if you've gone through all the trouble of scanning at 2K and restoring this footage, the REAL way to do it is a true film output. You'll have a 16mm negative from which you can make multiple positive prints and project with a 16mm projector. There are several companies that do this although most are very expensive. Here's one that looks very reasonable at $110/minute:
Other other advantage of this is you'll have a high quality film output for archiving and storage since 50 years from now your 2K files will be unreadable but your film will be perfect (if stored properly).
Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:50 AM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:20 PM
I'm sure they can work out a deal for you but it would of course be at least $8000 or so. Not bad if it was going into the festival circuit.
Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:19 PM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:53 PM
Hi Will, thanks for your reply. Well, the Ipad 3 screen looks far better detailed than monitor computer to me., so this idea. Anyway, yes the film archiving properties and film projection look was the spring that drove me. But 150Dollars /minute is out of my budget since this film is 90 minutes long with soundtrack !
It depends on the viewing distance ...
Resolution is resolution - a monitor with the same pixel dimensions will end up being the same once you've zoomed in or out
The real issue you're going to have is getting the highlights and shadows to work, the curves are going to be all weird.
Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:15 AM
Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:41 PM
Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:52 PM
There’s a guy in your native Italy who’s designed and built a custom system to record digital files onto 16mm film with sound.
Although they’re not produced like ‘real’ filmouts, the results are pretty good and very economical.
( about 6 euros per minute ).
He’s helped many in the 16mm film collecting community repair and restore their movies.
Check out this YouTube video and you’ll see what I mean !
Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:04 PM
@ Chris Millar, i do not understand exactly what you mean "resolution is resolution..." i have not yet seen a computer monitor that can compete with my 25 years old analog PAL 720x576 Sony PVM 2042QM monitor !
Posted 14 October 2012 - 01:43 AM
Resolution is resolution as pixel density is pixel density (or pitch, it's reciprocal). These values have no extrinsic reliance on viewing distance so a camera framed to a screen in the same way allows us to compare resolutions directly I'm terms of these intrinsic numbers.
But of course, maybe your iPad has better contrast, which is helpful, but it's not just the contrast but the distribution/curve of the response that is really the question. A spot meter and a home brew step gradient made in Photoshop should allow you to plot this and get a relative idea between screens. Maybe even an absolute idea if you were willing to put in the time to reverse engineer the results into some push characteristic in the processing of the most ideal film.