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#1 John Richardson

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:15 AM

Hello all,

I wanted to ask any experts what the potential work flow would be to sync Aaton code with any film rushes that may be scanned as opposed to the traditional telecine route which utilizes Aaton Keylink on the telecine head to sync rushes.

Is Aaton code now redundant if any film rushes are choosen to be scanned rather than telecined?

There doesn't seem to be any Aaton Keylink-like system for any film scanner that I am aware of?

What does everyone think?
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#2 Dirk DeJonghe

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:36 AM

Unless you have a very small amount of footage, it is still best to do a telecine (SD or HD) from your rushes to Quicktime or whatever format is most suitable for your editing. When basic editing is complete, the EDL will be used to scan only the selected shots, frame accurate with handles for further postproduction and final grading.
Telecine is usually done to Quicktime Prores these days while proper scans are to 10bit or higher LOG DPX, big difference in storage and hardware required to playback smoothly.
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#3 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:14 PM

Is the idea to do an edit from the Aaton-Code from a camera like an Xterra with the Tap footage and then scan selects? In theory that could work but I doubt if anyone has ever tried it.

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#4 Will Montgomery

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:11 PM

Sounds like trying just to get the code from a scan vs. a telecine with an Aaton code reader. Basically do any scanners read Aaton code?
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#5 Dirk DeJonghe

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:32 AM

Keykode yes, Aatoncode not that I know.

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#6 John Richardson

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:43 PM

Yes Will is correct - do any scanners read aaton code?
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#7 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:59 PM

The Spirit 2k/4k and Cintel machines like the Millenium or DSX which work in data mode probably can if they are equipped with the right Keylink system.

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