Re: Digital Flicker filters

From: ben d (email suppressed)
Date: Fri May 26 2006 - 02:12:29 PDT

To deal with flicker from super 8 "off the wall" style transfers you can
reduce your shutter speed to around 30fps and use a variable speed S8
projector (Sankyo Dualax 1000 or 2000 is what i use). From that point just
rack the speed on the projector until you hit the sweet spot where the
flicker is minimal. Best is if you can convert your projector to run single
frame without burning your film allowing you to build a modified optical
printer where you can run stills and rephotograph them in digital as stills
then build them up to 29.95fps via lunchbox, framethief or something
Then again the digital people have been adding flicker and scratch feature
to their projects as a sick commodity fetishism; perhaps maximising the
flicker is a route of resistance to the HD infection?

"It is a society, and not a technique, which has made the cinema like this.
It could have been historical examinations, theory, essay, memoirs. It could
have been the film I am making at this moment." -Guy Debord

>From: Jeff Kreines <email suppressed>
>Reply-To: Experimental Film Discussion List <email suppressed>
>To: email suppressed
>Subject: Re: Digital Flicker filters
>Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 03:52:13 -0500
>On May 26, 2006, at 3:27 AM, Clay Jiggits wrote:
>>Is there any way to digitally reduce flicker from super 8-to-DV tranfers
>>with software/digital filters/plug-ins, etc.??
>There shouldn't be any flicker if they were transferred properly.
>If it was done with a projector and a camera, well, then you'll have
>flicker which probably affects partial frames, making it much harder to
>After Effects does have some functions that help clean up flicker in time
>lapse footage, etc., and they could help. Film Fix (a plug in for AE) can
>help, but it's not inexpensive.
>For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.

For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.