excuse me if I remain more than a little skeptical of the benefit of a 5K scan of Super8
It was Justin from Canada-Toronto, I think? who posted a link to a super8 transfer he had done on the LG5K. I expect it was a well shot piece of film, and I thought it looked pretty good, resolution-wise. I hope you will jump in Justin, and clarify what I am about to say. I believe that the 5K resolution is rated for a 35mm film frame, but when you scan 16, S8 or R8 the LG uses an "Area of Interest" to capture these smaller frames, as opposed to an optical zoom, or a different lens. So an S8 frame has resolution down in the HD/2K range at best. And the LG 2K resolution is down around 1600 pixels for 16mm and 800-1000 or less for S8. Maybe. If I am correct. Justin?
I like facts, so let's explore their 5K 30fps claim in detail.
I think you can adjust the LG speed to what ever, so you could acheive more effective resolution by running the film at 18 fro S8 fro example. But that does not change your facts Frank, about the Bayer loss and the motion blur.
PS! About small format resolution, I believe there is more too it than you think Frank.
I think the idea of using a 4K or 5K camera is really about oversampling, and mitigating the losses inherent in the motion blur and bayer losses. So if the optics can deliver the frame to the full resolution of the camera, I think the results will be better. How much? Who knows? 5%? 30%? And right now it probably doesn't matter too much for HD delivery. But I am getting asked if I can deliver 2K or 4K now. So I think the market will demand the pixels eventually, even if it doesn't really add much.
Frank, let's meet in Amsterdam with VideoFred and the others who are interested. Grace and Roger - you are also invited!
IBC? wow, that would be fun! I wish I could. NAB is just 5 hours away by car, and I haven't gone for years. The walking just kills me. But I hope as many of you that can go, will get together and explore what the manufacturers are really up to.