imovie to film transfer (tarnation)
Posted 02 September 2005 - 04:08 PM
Posted 03 September 2005 - 01:32 AM
Posted 04 September 2005 - 12:05 AM
The costs of a transfer to film are based on running time and the type of machine used for the film recording (for example, an Arrilaser). It costs the same whether the original is Mini-DV or HD, etc.
But I thought the whole point of FCP was that is was a high end prosumer program that could resolve 29.97 to 24 frames for film, as opposed to imovie and most other programs that are intended for video in/video out only. Or is that only an issue if you're going from a film original?
Posted 04 September 2005 - 07:50 AM
I don't understand the question. If you gave a filmout facility a normal NTSC 60i tape then you might incur additional fees as they'd have to somehow resolve it down to 24p, which is complicated to do well. However, while you'll always incur some kind of setup fee regardless of the format you supply, this will pale in comparison to the cost of the filmout itself.
Posted 04 September 2005 - 01:54 PM
And of course, FCP is cheaper than a pro AVID set-up.
But it doesn't help in terms of the COSTS of a transfer of digital-to-35mm, which is based on the running time and the type of transfer machine (film recorder) used. You have to remember that simply the costs of the 35mm intermediate stock & processing alone may be nearly $10,000 for a feature-length project. A laser recorder transfer using intermediate stock may cost anywhere from $50,000 to $70,000 for a feature, and a CRT transfer to camera negative stock maybe half that, more like $30,000 to $40,000.
All of these costs are lower for shorter projects of course.
Posted 06 September 2005 - 04:41 PM
I think it really came down to the color timing. IMHO, of course. I tested both Arri laser and Celco fury and for my project preferred the look we got with the Arrilaser at CFI (now Technicolor).
But please consider using something other than iMovie to cut your film. At least look at Avid free DV if you can't afford to purchase an NLE:
Edited by Bill T., 06 September 2005 - 04:43 PM.
Posted 06 September 2005 - 06:57 PM
Did your filmout look better than that video projection you disliked?
I think a lot of it's about projection.
Posted 07 September 2005 - 11:29 AM
For those who are unfamiliar with my experience I had a short that screened at last years LAShorts Film Festival and the projector was an outdated model and wasn't set up properly.
That said, I have seen digital projections that blew me away like the ones at the Pacific Theater in Hollywood.