Hi my name is Ricky Dominguez form Luna Films in Puerto Rico and we want to transfer all the 16mm material (22,620 ft) that was recorder for a documentary in the 90’s and I want your opinion in what is the best option that you recommend and why.
First we have 21,820 ft of negative material and 800 ft of positive from a workprint because the original (negative) material was lost.
What should we use to do the transfer, film scanning or telecine, witch one is better and why.
What machine would you recommend to do the transfer.
What size, 1080, 2K, 3K, 4K and why. Occasionally we will use the same shot as medium shot and then closeup, the documentary will be finish at 1080p so 2K and higher will be better to reframe.
We use FCP X so I think ProRes would be the best option but which one 422, 422 HQ, 4444, 4444 XQ
What company do you recommend to do the transfer and why.
As always the budget is limited so what would be the best price for a good quality film transfer.
Thanks for all the help.