Color Correction by Pro8mm vs Frame Discreet
Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:07 PM
Pro8mm vs Frame Discreet by marksperry, on Flickr
Now I should note that this was Kodak 250D and 100D (left to right). However the differences between negative and color stock don't account for an abundance for cyan for no reason. This is the same day, the same wedding, etc... Just minutes apart. For all the money Pro8mm wants, I don't really understand why I should bother with them anymore.
I wrote to them and they said they don't know what happened, but they'd be happy to rescan the film. This is not an "I don't know what happened" situation. This is a "we didn't care" situation.
Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:10 AM
They just shoot themselves in the foot again and again and again. I have one more paid for HD transfer with them and am thinking I should just shoot some NYC landmarks. Nothing important. Why bother? They will just screw me.
Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:58 AM
I have actually seen good work done there, so it is possible, just unlikely or at least a crap shoot.
Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:20 PM
Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:04 AM
Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:49 PM
They are very dedicated to the medium and it's support.
But, I do think the A team and B team thing is correct. Sometimes their work is amazing. Other times... eh.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:18 AM
Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:15 PM
I have always been leery of going through Pro8mm because everything that comes out of them has this bizzare color cast. At first I attributed to the possibility that they use short-ends, but this even seems to happen with Kodak-branded stocks. That's why I go through Frame Discreet or Spectra.
Posted 17 January 2015 - 11:34 PM
Thanks for all the kind words. We're just a small operation driven by cinematographers and filmmakers who love film.
Thanks to all the support scanning, we just did a major upgrade and invested in the lasergraphics 5k scanstation 8/16/35. I've never seen images this stable and this easy to grade without any scanner noise. Ridiculously sharp. Flat out blew my mind.
I can't stop dreaming about the scanstation even after I go home from the studio. Keep hearing the sexy purrr of the film transport..
Assoc CSC Cinematographer
Www.framediscreet.com transfers / grading
Posted 18 January 2015 - 08:33 AM
Sorry we never hooked up by phone as we had planned but it looks like you went with what I would have suggested anyhow. Great to see.
Posted 18 January 2015 - 10:21 PM
Appreciate you taking the time to share knowledge with me earlier. I spent 2 days in LA with the lasergraphics engineers and I pushed them with all kinds of different challenging over/under exposed, shrunken and faded films.. Hoping to find flaws in their system. Test after test, unlike other scanners I had tested, these guys surpassed all my expectations.
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WWW.FRAMEDISCREET.COM transfers / grading