I am finally getting great sharp footage back from my camera, lenses and 2k scans (dpx). Thanks to all the help here. : )
The ultimate goal is to get a feature to bluray, but the last several months in the straight-to-bluray testing has been an odyssey. Tweaking and massaging the final grade, sharpening, coloring, de-graining, denoise, adding or subtracting, contrast. In short - I'm exhausted and have an enormous pile of coasters. And enormous respect compression artists.
On a few tv's and players I've tried, the image looks great, as it should. On most others, the discs are horrid with electronic noise and artifacts. Could it be that 16mm grain is really a dicey nightmare to deal with?
I'm ready to call and get quotes from Deluxe and others, or pay someone to help.
Anyone have suggestions/similar experiences?