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#1 Anthony Schilling

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 10:22 AM

An article here says it's coming out in Oct, thats great! It also says it will be out in all formats... I hope that includes S-8.
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Posted 14 September 2005 - 01:40 PM

An article here says it's coming out in Oct, thats great! It also says it will be out in all formats... I hope that includes S-8.

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For now, Super-8 is not in the plans.
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Posted 14 September 2005 - 03:46 PM

John, I imagine that the contrast and saturation features of the Vision 2 stocks will be consistent with this new 50D stock, but what sort of distinction will we see in terms of sharpness and grain structure, in comparison with 7245? Will the new Vision 2 50D replace 7212 as the "sharpest" available stock?
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Posted 14 September 2005 - 03:58 PM

John, I imagine that the contrast and saturation features of the Vision 2 stocks will be consistent with this new 50D stock, but what sort of distinction will we see in terms of sharpness and grain structure, in comparison with 7245?  Will the new Vision 2 50D replace 7212 as the "sharpest" available stock?

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I haven't seen the data myself, but I've heard that 7201 actually improves upon 7245 for BOTH grain and sharpness! Those who have seen the demos say the grain improvement is significant (and 7245 was the finest grain motion picture film available). B)

Data will be published when the film is "officially" released.
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#5 Eugene Lehnert

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 04:28 PM

Where is this article posted?
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Posted 14 September 2005 - 08:38 PM

I have heard that Vision 2 50D, along with the Vision 2 line in general has reduced contrast. Is the reasoning behind it to make it better for scanning, DI, and telecine, or something else completely? I like the "snappy" look of EXR 50D, which to me seemed slightly reminiscent of Kodachrome and technicolor, and although I'm sure that Vision 2 will have marked improvements in grain, a good thing, I hope that the contrast isn't compromised for those who still finish on film.

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#7 Anthony Schilling

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 11:13 PM

Where is this article posted?

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The company is also previewing images recorded with the new KODAK VISION2 50D
5201/7201 color negative film, which is scheduled to be available in all
formats in October. Mayson says the new negative is designed to give
cinematographers more creative latitude while filming high-contrast exterior
scenes in bright daylight as well as shots in mixed color temperatures. The
film is also optimized as a recorder output film.


It's in the news section of this home page.
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Posted 22 December 2005 - 08:45 AM

For now, Super-8 is not in the plans.



Dear John, 50D in super 8 in time for the summer sunshine would be good news ?
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Posted 22 December 2005 - 03:32 PM

Dear John, 50D in super 8 in time for the summer sunshine would be good news ?


I agree it would be good news, but it won't come from me, as I am not directly involved in the decision making process for offering additional Super-8 films. As stated in this and other forums, any additional film products must have a good business case. Bottom line: will the new film increase the overall volume of Super-8 film sold, and ultimately increase earnings of the product line? Being "good news" is not enough.
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Posted 22 December 2005 - 03:53 PM

Super 8 50D is just what's needed to rescue the format.
That' the only thing that will keep Kodachrome fans like myself from getting all teary-eyed every time we think of how it's gone forever...
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Posted 22 December 2005 - 07:44 PM

Bottom line: will the new film increase the overall volume of Super-8 film sold, and ultimately increase earnings of the product line? Being "good news" is not enough.

How's the product line going now? Have the other Vision stocks in Super 8 sold well? We hear about Super 8's "rebirth" but are the sales numbers suporting that conclusion?

I thought I read in Super 8 Today that Kodak is pretty happy with recent sales...

And John, why aren't some of the Kodak Super 8 product people involved with these forums? You're a great rep for Kodak here, but it seems like having some give and take with Super 8 product people would be helpful for everyone... as long as we don't gang up too much! : )
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Posted 24 December 2005 - 11:58 AM

Is Pro8 just really expensive? Because they re-can all the modern Kodak stocks into Super 8.

Though they charge more than it would cost straight from Kodak, at least it's available.

Just got back my first 01 footage, incredibly pleased with the results. Day Exterior can often be really contrasty, and though I loved 45 and will miss it (since it will probably be gone within the year), honestly the great freedom of the wider latitude 01 was a real pleasure to shoot with.

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