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by christoph
Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:06 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?
Replies: 270
Views: 26707

Re: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?

I'm going to do this, but I need some info: What size should I get the testchart printed in? Ie. A2? And what distance between the chart and the camera would be advisable? hi andreas, cool.. if you have a good printer and quality paper, any size bigger then A4 should do nicely. i've printed one to ...
by christoph
Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?
Replies: 270
Views: 26707

Re: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?

I don't really see the point of the test. Even if you have a video frame and a movie film frame with the same number of lines of resolution on a per frame basis, counting those lines will not illustrate what level of detail will be seen when both formats are running at full speed, i was thinking ab...
by christoph
Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?
Replies: 270
Views: 26707

Re: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?

Thanks for taking the time to post the stills. I can see the difference between B & C but not much difference between C & D. bear with me for a second.. which of those frames has the highest resolution and detail? and how much of a difference do you see? (in percent, ranked from highest 100% to low...
by christoph
Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?
Replies: 270
Views: 26707

Re: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?

ok, i propose an open challenge ;) you shoot a test chart http://www.bealecorner.com/trv900/respat/EIA1956.pdf with the best super8 camera and film stock you can find, under optimal conditions, and transfer in your HD machine. i shoot a still image of the same chart and downscale it to PAL and 1K re...
by christoph
Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?
Replies: 270
Views: 26707

Re: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?

Just project some film and look at it. Regardless of the film format, film benefits from an increase in detail at running speed that video doesn't. well, that's true in theory, but in practice the poor registration of the projector will actually reduce the resolution. this is a problem even with a ...
by christoph
Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?
Replies: 270
Views: 26707

Re: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?

well, looking at the sample clips on their website, their system has a true resolution of just slightly higher then PAL. Can you tell directly from their test footage? well, with a bit of fiddling i can.. but make a guess for yourself, which one of these crops has the highest resolution, and how mu...
by christoph
Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?
Replies: 270
Views: 26707

Re: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?

If you're counting linepairs on a S8 neg film you would get about 3K if I don't remember wrong. well, while i just said that people can have different opinions, this is most definitely incorrect ;) btw, how do you get an image on the film that you can measure without any optical system? a printing ...
by christoph
Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:38 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?
Replies: 270
Views: 26707

Re: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?

hi roger, i think there's not much sense in continuing in this topic. i've done my fair share of tests as i'm sure have you. obviously we come to different conclusions, maybe because you have to deal with NTSC which is quite a bit worse then PAL, maybe because we have different preferences. happens ...
by christoph
Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?
Replies: 270
Views: 26707

Re: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?

I just sent 1500 feet of Regular 8 and Super 8 over to Debenham Media Group for transfer. $25 per 50' reel for HD using their mega-modified Rank machines for HD output. I'll report back on quality when I get it. well, looking at the sample clips on their website, their system has a true resolution ...
by christoph
Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Another V3 500T Question
Replies: 16
Views: 1260

Re: Another V3 500T Question

hiya, well yeah, there's room for improvement, but at least there's something on the film ;) exposure looks pretty good to me, the transfer could be quite a bit better though. looks like the telecine operator didn't know what he's doing (or didn't have a very good machine ;) you should get quite a b...
by christoph
Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?
Replies: 270
Views: 26707

Re: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?

At the risk of beating a dead horse, what really defines the "resolution of the format"? well, people might have different definitions, but mine is: the maximum resolution a certain format can hold (usually in linepairs, even though this alone doesn't tell the full story). so in this case, how many...
by christoph
Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?
Replies: 270
Views: 26707

Re: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?

I´m not really sure what all this argueing has been about... Perhaps it was just a misunderstanding somewhere? i guess the issue was that i tried to give more then a yes or no answer, but one that explains some of the reasons behind it. and you don't agree with my opinion. simple as that, worse ...
by christoph
Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?
Replies: 270
Views: 26707

Re: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?

geeez, i dont know what's the matter with you guys.. in my very first post i wrote: but i agree that on transfers using affordable equipment, a HD transfer can capture quite a bit of more detail then SD transfers, and that 720p is usually enough if well done. then i explained a bit more in detail, t...
by christoph
Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?
Replies: 270
Views: 26707

Re: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?

arrgh, double post edit
by christoph
Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?
Replies: 270
Views: 26707

Re: Is an HD Super 8 transfer overkill?

You cannot skew this kind of comparison by comparing a pisspoor transfer of one resolution to a good transfer from another resolution. It takes away all credibility of the comparison. well, i know two places which offer rather good PAL transfers for not too much money. i know no place which gives m...