U16 and S16 cropped to 2:40
Posted 27 July 2015 - 05:16 PM
When cropped to 2:40, U16 total negative area comes up to .464 x .193 and S16 is .488 x .203. If my calculations are correct there is a difference of .009 in area, which isn't a substantial amount considering the size being utilized between the two.
Just curious if there would be a significant notice in grain on the U16 as its using slightly less total negative area.
Same question for cropping the two to 1:85?
Posted 27 July 2015 - 10:54 PM
Depends on stock, lighting conditions, lenses and scan.
Assuming similar stock and lenses they will be about the same.
Posted 28 July 2015 - 04:07 AM
If considering U16 it may be an idea to widen the gate slightly more. Although non-standard (and maybe getting in to some scan difficulty) it's possible to get quite wide ratios this way on 16mm. And the image would then be wider than S16. But depending on the film-stock used there may be problems with the code numbers
Posted 28 July 2015 - 11:24 AM
All the newer scanners can basically scan from the left edge to the right edge of the negative so setting up to scan to an extra wide U16 gate is no trouble.
Posted 28 July 2015 - 04:27 PM
All of my gear and lenses are R16/U16 so that's what I'm working with.
Anamorphic would be the way to go if it was affordable. The anamorphic adapter option seems cumbersome and limited with regards to minimum focal length required for the adapters. I hate wasting image area as much as the next guy but cropping is the option for me right now.
So initially I was curious as to how U16 and S16 cropped to 2:40 would look compared to anamorphic R16 but I'm unable to find decent examples. Any links would be appreciated.
Posted 28 July 2015 - 05:26 PM
Anamorphic 16 would be achieved with modern lenses from Hawk. They look fantastic and if you do a google search for Hawk Anamorphic 16, you'll find lots of samples. There have been many films shot 16mm anamorphic.
Posted 28 July 2015 - 05:54 PM
Posted 28 July 2015 - 07:16 PM
Posted 18 September 2015 - 11:52 PM
I found a cool EDM machining place locally and had my gate widened 1.4mm for an ultra 16mm frame on my Arri SR2.
Is that the only modification you needed to make on an SR?
How is your viewfinder situation?
I haven't shot with the camera yet. Just received it back from Clairmont some servicing.
Posted 22 September 2015 - 08:42 PM
My SR II was U16 modified before I purchased it, by Bernie at Super 16 Inc., and the fiber optic screen is the R16 version. I've noticed that the hashed out left and right edges of the optic screen seem to be the correct amount for U16 so I use those as my guides. I further masked off the top and bottom to 1.85 with masking tape, which falls just inside the top and bottom lines of the TV safe area. I have a second optic screen masked to 2.40, but I've yet to do a test of that aspect ratio to see how well it turns out.