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#1 Byron Karl

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 09:53 AM

Hi,

Does anyone have any experience shooting with print film? I am interested in using 2393 with only telecine. Any feedback on exposure and lattitude would great.
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#2 L K Keerthi Basu

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 10:11 AM

Hi,

Does anyone have any experience shooting with print film? I am interested in using 2393 with only telecine. Any feedback on exposure and lattitude would great.

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I think that exposure is critical because you can shoot this only in the very bright sun to expose normal. The ASA may be 3 or 5. The print perforation will make some problems due to the pitch.

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#3 Delorme Jean-Marie

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 05:41 PM

it's possible
it's a super contrasty stock with a verry small latitude
the perfs are bigger to every thing wich isn't a russian camera
AND if the film EVER jam remember it's plastic, it meens it will never break, you will destroy your camera!!!!!!!!!!!
have fun :)
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#4 Dominic Case

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 06:19 PM

It is about 6 to 8 times as contrasty as colour negative. The resultant density range in the image is also very great, with densities up to well in excess of 4.

So the total useful exposure range is not much more than a couple of stops. That's not latitude, that's exposure range. Anything that your meter shows as a stop lighter than mid-scale will come out white, anything a stop darker will be black. You won't be able to recover highlight or shadow detail in telecine as you normally can - it simply won't be there on the film: so accurate exposure to capture what you wnat is critical. Testing is really the only way.

Speed (in so far as you can measure speed on something so contrasty) is probably in single figures EI.

It is balanced for seeing an orange masked image lit by tungsten - ie very low colour temperature. As it is unmasked, don't expect colour accuracy, but for a neutral(ish) balance, two 85 filters or a strong coral would be a good starting point.

Perfs are KS, long pitch, which means they are a loose fit on the register pins, and a little further apart than for negative. The film will run on the telecine OK but you will probably have steadiness problems in the camera (may not be important for you).

As pointed out, it's polyester which won't break or tear in a jam. Damaged gate, or burnt motor could be the outcome instead.

It is processed in a colour pos process ECP2B or D. Talk to your lab.
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