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Telecine / Feature Film

I sent this message to the group yesterday and have had no replies,

Surely someone out there has something to say on this topic?????

I try once more........

>I enclose a request made to me by a colleague.  I want to throw this open
>to the group to get some opinions:
>This relates to the Telecine of a feature film "I Went Down"
>Please reply to the group or to me at "holmsey at indigo.ie"
>>Re: " I Went Down", 35 mm colour. 106 mins.
>>Following our conversation this afternoon, my query is as follows:
>>We're producing an INTERNEG and INTERPOS in the lab following the film
>>grade at Technicolor in London. Is it possible to use one of these to
>>telecine from for our final tape master ? It sounds like the obvious route
>>is a LO-CON print but that's something we just didn't budget for. So can we
>>go from an I/N or I/P in the same time. If we have to do it from a LO-CON
>>print we will, but I want to know our options and what's best for the time
>>we have and the grader. We've estimated a 12 hr grade and additional 9
>>doing various laybacks.
>>My second question relates to the laybacks. We have to deliver the
>>1 x D3          1.66:1
>>2 x D3          4:3 (full screen)
>>1 x Digibeta    1.85:1
>>1 x Beta sp     1.66:1
>>The film was shot 1.85:1. I'm confused as to finding the most time and
>>labour efficent
>>way to do all this. One facility recommended doing a Digibeta master
>>1.85:1, and doing the different versions in an edit suite, panning &
>>scanning with a DVE. I don't like that idea as I believe you'll get a
>>better picture in Telecine zooming in than through a DVE.
>>In addition to all the above, each requirement has a different soundtrack
>>which I assume will be done as a seperate layback if necessary.
>>It would be great if someone out there can give me a bit of guidance as I
>>want to make this as straightforward as possible for us and obviously the
>>Thank you,

* Paul Holmes                   *
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