Re: [Frameworks] Letter to other Filmmaker Artists

From: Sam Wells (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Jul 23 2010 - 12:33:38 PDT

> Digital film and sound have a low tolerance for
> "hot" values, and begin to distort rather rapidly when things like
> pure whites or high-pitched sounds are thrown their way.

First the issues here are different between digital audio & digital
video recording, high pitch doesn't equal high level - full code
signal. Second, I see very little difference between white clipping on
analog and digital video recorders, ie it's ugly either way.

CCD Telecine like Spirit (Spirit 2K & Spirit 4K are different) do not
handle whites well IMO
(Spirit 1's are overrated machines and always have been.)

> machines automatically compress the data to get rid of these hot
> values.

You know Anna, it might be helpful before you have a film to video
transfer done sometime to actually know something about video signals,
and ask the colorist some questions about things you don't like and
why they occur.
(if they don't answer, find someone else)
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