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#1 Zachariah Shanahan

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 12:10 AM

 

Let's keep it going. Post your links! No specific reason, clarity etc. just something that grabbed you and made you think about your next project.


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#2 Matt Stevens

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:40 AM

I wish I could post it but the DP took it down and refuses to repost it. 


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#3 Jeremy Cavanagh

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 01:29 PM

This clip has been around for a while and it is impressive. Is its quality because a) it was shot very carefully and B) the transfer was also done very carefully.

 

BTW, what stock was it, I can't remember?


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#4 Carl Looper

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 04:37 AM

Not all the Nixon tapes were flushed down the toilet:

 


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#5 Zac Fettig

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 07:39 PM

This was the most impressive I've seen in the last few weeks.

 


Edited by Zac Fettig, 04 August 2013 - 07:40 PM.

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#6 Zachariah Shanahan

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:13 PM

Not all the Nixon tapes were flushed down the toilet:

 

YES! I would love to use get a Kinetta scan!

 

Let's keep it going, any S8mm video that has an impressive visual element!


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#7 Jeff Kreines

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:08 AM

Thanks for the kind words.  I scanned about 26 hours of Super-8 film for OUR NIXON.  Much of it was badly shot, out-of-focus, and about 15% of the footage existed only in very poor quality S-8 contact prints, which are both mushy and contrasty, with blown out whites and blocked up shadows.  (It's quite obvious in the film -- if there's no detail in the whites you can't get it back.)

 

There are several Kinettas in the US, and others in South America, Europe, and the Middle-East.  In the US, some are owned by archives that don't do outside work, one is owned by a company that does large projects for government and educational institutions, so only Movette in San Francisco and (opening later this month) Kinetta Archival do outside work.  

 

Kinetta Archival does 3296 x 2472 scans from any format, and will be adding 5K scans later this year.  They also do grading, DCP packages, and restoration.  You can reach them at archival@kinetta.com

 

Rates are very affordable, too.

 

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#8 Zachariah Shanahan

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 02:23 AM

Thanks for the kind words.  I scanned about 26 hours of Super-8 film for OUR NIXON.  Much of it was badly shot, out-of-focus, and about 15% of the footage existed only in very poor quality S-8 contact prints, which are both mushy and contrasty, with blown out whites and blocked up shadows.  (It's quite obvious in the film -- if there's no detail in the whites you can't get it back.)

 

There are several Kinettas in the US, and others in South America, Europe, and the Middle-East.  In the US, some are owned by archives that don't do outside work, one is owned by a company that does large projects for government and educational institutions, so only Movette in San Francisco and (opening later this month) Kinetta Archival do outside work.  

 

Kinetta Archival does 3296 x 2472 scans from any format, and will be adding 5K scans later this year.  They also do grading, DCP packages, and restoration.  You can reach them at archival@kinetta.com

 

Rates are very affordable, too.

 

Jeff Kreines

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Thanks for appearing here! 

I contacted every possible method of getting a Kinetta scan a few months back and gave up. Tried MASSARTS etc. The last place I hovered around was As'Image in Paris but I saw nothing on their website where they claimed to use it. 

 

It's great to know that a new place is opening up! 


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#9 Jeff Kreines

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 03:20 AM

Fred at As'Image needs to update his web site!  He's had a Kinetta for over 2 years!  If you have questions, contact Kinetta directy!

 

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jeff@kinetta.com


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#10 Matt Stevens

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 11:08 AM

This was the most impressive I've seen in the last few weeks.

 

 

That is a hell of nice little piece of work. The opening Hong Kong shot is stolen from something else, but the rest is fantastic. 


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#11 Carl Looper

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:23 PM

The Kinetta scans of Super8 demonstrate the feasibility of shooting Super8 in a way that isn't just for a nostalgic vintage look, but on the contrary, shooting Super8 for a fresh and youthful look. Much of the way we read Super8 is by how it has looked through standard definition scans. It has been the scans which have produced the vintage look more so than the film. Something similar occurs with silent era films - not only through the transfer to video, but often doing so at the wrong rate (eg. 24/25 instead of 16).

 

I saw a restored print of a Charlie Chaplin film a few years ago now and it was just stunning to experience the film in the way that audiences would have originally experienced it, all those years earlier. It was extremely beautiful, it was as if it had just been shot yesterday. It was so fresh and alive and invigorating. Not vintage at all. It was life.

 

Watching the Nixon transfers is the same thing. Even if on vimeo. It's as if it was just shot yesterday. There's life there.

 

It is so surprising because for so long we've been told that there isn't any point transferring Super8 at anything much more than SD. How completely wrong that has turned out. The more pixels you use the better it looks. Information theory needs another look - or at least that theory which transfer systems have been using for the last thirty years..

 

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#12 Jose luis villar

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:54 PM

This clip look like very good for me.

 

 

 


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#13 Heikki Repo

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 04:00 PM

This one inspired me:

 


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#14 Jose luis villar

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 10:03 AM

another fantastic clip.

 


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#15 Moises Perez

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 05:22 PM

Here is a beautiful one.

 


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#16 Moises Perez

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 05:29 PM

Another one by the same clothing company.

 


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#17 Matt Stevens

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 12:14 AM

Here is a beautiful one.

 

 

That is my all time fave 8mm short subject and I am an thrilled you posted it because it had been taken off Vimeo long ago. I had no idea it was on YouTube. 


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#18 David Nethery

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:02 AM

 

That is my all time fave 8mm short subject and I am an thrilled you posted it because it had been taken off Vimeo long ago. I had no idea it was on YouTube. 

 

 

Wow, that's great looking footage .  Who was the DP  ?  Camera(s) used ?  Stock ?

 

 

I did find it posted on Vimeo , too : 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#19 Heikki Repo

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:11 PM

Esp. 3:35 -->!

 


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#20 Jose luis villar

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 09:54 AM

It still looks great ,Ektachrome 100d, reversible films usually show worse in digital scanning.

 


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