Re: shrunken footage?

From: Jeff Kreines (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Oct 16 2006 - 14:48:06 PDT


Actually, sooner. We're building a batch of machines right now. In
addition to the big (and too expensive for this list) Kinetta
Archival Scanner, we're working on a far simpler machine designed for
16mm (optionally, 16/8/S8, and S16) that's a desktop machine, scans
at 1600 x 1200 (higher res than HDTV for regular 16mm film, and
should, in the simplest version, cost somewhere around (estimated,
don't hold me to this) $30,000. (I know that's a lot, but it's about
1/10th the cost of the big machine, and far cheaper than an HD
telecine.) That's a basic version, and there will be many options
available to expand it. Easily upgraded as better sensors come out.
No sprockets, designed to handle very damaged film. Color lamphouse
with RGB and contrast control using our patent-pending OpenShadow

You'll be able to save material in many different formats -- .dpx,
Quicktime, etc. 12 bit capture, right to disk, no HD deck required.

And it was just announced that Apple bought Silicon Color (Final
Touch color corrector) so I'm betting there will be better color
correction tools in FCP soon. There are also some interesting film
restoration software packages coming.

Jeff "order today!" Kreines

On Oct 16, 2006, at 4:21 PM, owen wrote:

> Great news. Will The Kinetetta really be available that soon?
> congrats.
> owen
> On Oct 16, 2006, at 4:49 PM, Jeff Kreines wrote:
>> Shrunken film and curled film does NOT do well on telecines that
>> use sprockets to time the line readouts of the film. You often
>> get the "waterfall effect" -- the image height expands and
>> contracts frame-by-frame -- especially as the distance between the
>> sprocket and gate becomes a factor when there is irregular
>> shrinkage of the film. This can also cause jitter. As can bad
>> splices. This doesn't mean that modified telecines (like
>> Colorlab's) can't handle damaged footage well, but new doesn't
>> mean ideal when talking damaged footage.
>> The Kinetta archival scanner is designed to handle extremely
>> damaged film -- available in a few months at facilities near many
>> of you, I'm sure.
>> Jeff "shrinkage from a non-Seinfeldian perspective" Kreines
>> On Oct 15, 2006, at 9:26 AM, Sam Wells wrote:
>>> Modern telecines, such as the Spirit DataCine are gentle on film,
>>> really more so than a contact print.
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