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#1 Julian Fletcher

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 09:22 AM

Hi All,

I’m about to get my super 16mm footage scanned in. Just want to confirm what aspect ratio I should ask for, for the transfer to be in?

My output will be blu ray 16:9 (so 1.77). I know Super 16 is 1.66. My key thing is to ensure that there is max detail and resolution in the frame – i.e. the information captured by the scanner properly fills the 16:9 frame, so I don’t have to crop or “zoom in” to fill it – resulting in less resolution and probably lower picture quality.

Could you help me with this please folks? Its being done on a Spirit in HD.

Many thanks.

Julian


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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 10:46 AM

You can't have it both ways -- either you slightly crop the 1.66 negative to fill a 1.78 (16x9) frame, or you don't fill the 16x9 frame and end up with side borders to display 1.66 inside 1.78.

 

I wouldn't worry so much about the loss from trimming the Super-16 frame to 1.78, it's pretty minor.


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