Super 8 HD Transfers

From: David Tetzlaff (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Feb 18 2010 - 14:37:17 PST

> I'm looking for a lab that is capable of transferring Super 8 to
> HDCam.
> It should also be able to dump from tape to Hard drive using the Pro
> Res
> Codec.

Unless you absolutely NEED HDCam for some reason, skip it. It is now a
fairly outmoded technology and it lowers the resolution a significant
amount (as opposed to just compressing it). By the same token, whether
you get an HDCan dub or not, you do not want your Pro Res file made
from the tape but by direct capture of the scanner output into the

Labs that only scan to HDCam, or that cannot send the scanner output
to an appropriate HD Capture card are way behind the curve. (You can
get a used G5 w. Blackmagic card that will do full 1080P Pro Res 422
for like $1500).

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