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#1 firsttimedirector

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 01:01 PM

Ok, I'm doing telecine today, very excited to see the film on the big screen for the first time. But here is the thing: the telecine house quoted me $190 per blank 60min DigiBeta tape. And they say they only garantee quality if you use their tapes. But when I called a raw stock company I got $34 for a brand new Sony Digi Beta 60min tape. Am I missing something? I've heard that's how they screw you but just didn't think it would be this bad. Is there a chance it's not the same thing? Since I'll be needing more than one tape I don't want to just throw away my cash. Any advice on that and on my telecine session in general would be much appreciated. The colorist's demo reel btw was amazing.
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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 01:35 PM

Hi,

No, that's insane, you're being screwed.

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 01:53 PM

Yea. I had some footage transfered to DVcam at one place. In my final bill they charged me 50 bucks for each blank DVcam tape they used. I now send all my own tapes!
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#4 Tim J Durham

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 02:04 PM

Ok, I'm doing telecine today, very excited to see the film on the big screen for the first time. But here is the thing: the telecine house quoted me $190 per blank 60min DigiBeta tape. And they say they only garantee quality if you use their tapes. But when I called a raw stock company I got $34 for a brand new Sony Digi Beta 60min tape. Am I missing something? I've heard that's how they screw you but just didn't think it would be this bad. Is there a chance it's not the same thing? Since I'll be needing more than one tape I don't want to just throw away my cash. Any advice on that and on my telecine session in general would be much appreciated. The colorist's demo reel btw was amazing.

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Well, it could be that they've pre-stretched and blacked the tapes.That process would take over an hour of deck time + the tech to do it and is the best way to insure no drop-outs. That certainly sounds steep if not.
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#5 Stephen Williams

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 02:15 PM

Well, it could be that they've pre-stretched and blacked the tapes.That process would take over an hour of deck time + the tech to do it and is the best way to insure no drop-outs. That certainly sounds steep if not.

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Hi,

I always take my own tapes to Telecine.
There is no problem to assemble edit. I have been in a telecine and had to set up the digi-beta myself! as they said they did not know how to work without pre-blacked tape! The Colorist was not much better with DaVinci!

Stephen
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