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re: The BTS Quodra Telecine
At 08:01 PM 8/8/96 -0400, you wrote:
>On Thu, 8 Aug 1996 13:40:28 -0700, Mike Goslin wrote:
>>The Quadra does not have (or need) any enhancements for image stability. It
>>is stable out of the box. We have both URSA Gold with Jump Free and Quadra
>>here. They are both close in stability, however the general opinion is that
>>the Quadra is slightly more stable, especially in 16mm.
>And honestly, how do you find the picture comparison??
Honestly??? different. I'm an engineer, not a colorist, so I have a
diferent perspective. There are things I like and dislike about both
systems. The URSA is softer, even with a new tube. The resolution of an
URSA is a function of the tube age, but on the Quadra, it is always there.
Although tube noise is nearly eliminated on the URSA, it is still there and
I hate it. The Quadra has fixed patern noise (FPN), and I find it less
objectionable. When the Quadra is properly aligned, FPN is nearly
undetectable. People tend to like the over all look of the URSA better, but
I disagree... just personal taste. The URSA is slightly higher
maintenance. Bottom line... both get the job done. I tend to favor Quadra
for 16mm. With well shot fine grain stock, the Quadra makes an amaizing
picture with 16mm. On 35mm it is a matter of personal taste.