Re: handprinting/emulsion question

From: Captain P.J. (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Jan 26 2007 - 14:47:04 PST

('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is) >Letís say I have some edited negative and print film and Iím making my >own prints on either rewinds with a synchronizer or a converted >Steenbeck (neither of which Iíve figured out how to do yet Ė but >regardless). My edited negative is largely all facing the same way, >emulsion-wise, but Iím sure some pieces of my double-perf neg got >turned around in the editing. So what will happen in the printing when >my negative flips back and forth between emulsion facing the correct >way and emulsion facing the wrong way?

The image will shift in and out of focus. How much depends on the negative stock (different thicknesses). How noticeable depends on the original footage and the printing setup (i.e. if your footage or printer calibrations are a bit soft to begin with, it won't be as noticeable).

You could either print it with an optical printer and adjust the focus as you go or find out which pieces are facing the wrong way and turn them around.


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