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#1 stainboy81

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Posted 08 July 2005 - 09:21 AM

I'm going to do pull process KODAK 500T FILM to get smaller grain than normal process,

COULD YOU TELL ME,
What are the differences between 2/3 pulling 500T FILM and using 320T FILM???

PLEASE~~ :D

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Edited by stainboy81, 08 July 2005 - 09:22 AM.

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 08 July 2005 - 09:45 AM

Well, it depends on what stocks you are talking about. If by "320" you are referring to Vision 320T (5277), which is a low-contrast stock, then the new Vision-2 500T (5218) is already somewhat finer-grained as it is, and overexposed by one stop (rated at 250 ASA) and pull-processed by one stop, it would definitely look finer-grained than Vision 320T.
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#3 Robert Hughes

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Posted 08 July 2005 - 10:39 AM

My guess is that the main reason to pull process film is when you have a quantity of expired stock that has evidence of age fog. By shooting to a lower ASA and pulling a stop you may be able to reduce the fog level to a point that the stock is usable. But the extra cost in pull processing may override the savings of using old stock, unless you have an in-house processing department.
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#4 Byron Karl

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Posted 08 July 2005 - 12:02 PM

What is the prefered procedure if you want to minimize grain and are over-exposing by 1-stop

1) to process normal and correct for over-exposure in telecine/printing

or

2) to pull process by -1 stop


What would the appreciable difference be between the above methods?
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#5 Stephen Williams

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Posted 08 July 2005 - 12:22 PM

What is the prefered procedure if you want to minimize grain and are over-exposing by 1-stop

1) to process normal and correct for over-exposure in telecine/printing

or

2) to pull process by -1 stop
What would the appreciable difference be between the above methods?

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Hi,

I think for telecine you can overexpose without pull processing. For Printing I would pull process 1/2 stop and overexpose 1/2 stop. The pull process will have slightly less contrast and slightly less grain.

Stephen
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