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#1 Robino Jones

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 01:26 PM

Are Kodak Vision3 16mm and 35mm stocks the exact same film / formula, only 16mm is a sliced up version of 35mm? ..and if they are the same stocks, is the bigger grain on 16mm due to greater magnification during scanning, optical blow up?

 

 

 

 


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#2 Mark Dunn

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 01:43 PM

The emulsions are the same, but 16mm isn't "sliced up" 35mm. Stocks are cut to width from a 54" wide master roll and perforated later.
The whole of a given master roll would be slit into the same format and if you order a complete master roll Kodak will slit, perforate and package it into any available format you choose.

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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 02:37 PM

Yes, the larger 16mm grain is due to greater magnification when shown on a screen or monitor of the same size as 35mm material using the same emulsion.


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