Re: Inverting video from negative to positive in an NLE

From: Robert Houllahan (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Oct 15 2007 - 14:16:49 PDT

On Oct 15, 2007, at 4:39 PM, Jimi Jones wrote:

> Greetings. I have 100' of super 8 negative film that I want to
> telecine and make into "positive" video. I'm trying to avoid paying
> for super 8 prints made and I'm also trying to avoid paying for big-
> bucks telecine facilities that can transfer directly from negatives
> to create a positive image. I can telecine my negative for free
> with a colleague's equipment but this will leave me with "negative
> video." I'm wondering if there is something in Final Cut Pro (or
> another NLE) that can "invert" this negative video and make it
> positive, normal-looking video. Any suggestions on how to
> accomplish this? Is this even possible? Thank you!

Negative is pretty soft if you put it in a projector it will scratch
and pickup allot of dirt, you can invert the image in FCP, etc but
you also have to deal with the orange mask that negative has and
correct for it, if you are working in DV color space there is not
much room for color correction without banding and other artifacts...


Robert Houllahan
email suppressed
VP Cinelab Inc.

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