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#1 Edgar Nyari

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Posted 24 July 2016 - 06:22 PM

Hi there,

 

To save me hours of googling, can someone recommend a relatively cheap scan service within EU in 2K. I noticed some labs use a Spirit Datacine (which AFAIK is not true 2K)....I'd prefer some true 2K scan like Arriscan.

 

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#2 Matej Pok

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 02:54 AM

Hi,

 

I know only about FILMLAB.HU in Budapest, which costs 180 EUR (exc. VAT) for 2K DPX scan on Scanity for 1 roll of 35mm 4 perf (122m)

 

For the same service Listofilm in Vienna charges 450 €.

Synchorfilm charged 120 €, but they are now closed.


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#3 Michael Rodin

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 08:09 AM

There is some proper and affordable scanning done in Moscow -  Cinelab Digital and Cinelex have Arriscans, Mosfilm also has one plus a Northlight and telecines. You pay as low as 50-70 euros for a 122m roll of S16 in Russia, and that's for 2K 16 bit scan. HD telecine is 20 euros a roll, SD costs close to nothing.


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#4 Matej Pok

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 10:19 AM

There is some proper and affordable scanning done in Moscow -  Cinelab Digital and Cinelex have Arriscans, Mosfilm also has one plus a Northlight and telecines. You pay as low as 50-70 euros for a 122m roll of S16 in Russia, and that's for 2K 16 bit scan. HD telecine is 20 euros a roll, SD costs close to nothing.

 

 

Great pricing, only if there won't be any import duty/tax from Russia to E.U.


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#5 Heikki Repo

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 11:17 AM

I don't think there will be import taxes if the material has been properly exported for "further processing" outside European customs zone. When the material comes back, you'll only need to pay your local VAT for the service.
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#6 Giorgio Taricco

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 09:19 AM

Just received an answer from Filmlab.hu and they said me that the cost of 2K scan for 16mm is 45 euro for minute...???
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#7 Edgar Nyari

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 09:48 PM

I've gotten a really good offer from a lab in Italy (which I will not name because the offer was far from their standard scanning price), for an HD 24p Spirit transfer. I did have to wait a bit for the Spirit machine to be available when most other scanning jobs were finished. If you think 16mm for 45 euro is cheap, we'll let's just say this was even cheaper. Ridiculously cheap. I'm so fortunate that they were willing to hook me up like that. I had about 22 minutes of footage to transfer. The HDD should arrive any day now. Can't wait to see the materials. This is not the first lab that showed interest in "negotiations", but this one turned out to be really ready to help out a small production like mine was.


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#8 Giorgio Taricco

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 04:51 AM

Hello Edgar,

I was not saying that 45 euro for minute is cheap but the opposite, in response to a previous post indicating the Filmlab.HU as cheap....and also you are speaking about HD telecine? The 2K scan is very different on price, I'm living in Italy and I'm sending material all over the EC as here in Italy I have not found any lab for developing and scanning 2K for a good price. Please PM me if you are not speaking about telecine HD... Thanks

 

 

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#9 Paul-Anthony

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 11:44 AM

Kafard films in Paris does 4K scan for 35mm at 100€/roll

They do it with a Cintel scanner and it looks really great, I can PM you some footage.

 

www.kafardfilms.fr

contact@kafardfilms.fr


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#10 Giorgio Taricco

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 05:51 AM

Hello, yes please I'd like to see some footage. Thanks for the info.
Giorgio
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#11 Benedict Heinzl

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 11:34 AM

Hello Paul-Anthony!

Great tip! Could you send me some samples as well?
Looking for a solution for early next year.

 

Best B.


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#12 Paul-Anthony

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 11:44 AM

For the samples only by PM guys.
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