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Ian Hassett
Best compression S16 transfer to miniDV... NOW WHAT?
on Nov 17, 2011 at 6:09:46 pm

Hey COWCommunity:

I shot a film in Super 16mm and had it transfered (1.66:1) to miniDV to edit. HD transfer costs are way out of my budget.

I've edited the film in Final Cut.

I'm planning to project the film onto a screen roughly 20 feet wide.

How would you suggest I export/compress to obtain the BEST QUALITY possible?

Thank you all in advance! This film is so important to me, and it really is too bad that the HD transfer is out of the question.

Have a good one,
Ian


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Jeff Greenberg
Re: Best compression S16 transfer to miniDV... NOW WHAT?
on Nov 19, 2011 at 2:58:16 am

How is it going to be played back? What format? A Macintosh? QuickTime? h.264?

How was the transfer done? 23.98 or 30i?

You want to do the least amount of damage of what comes out of FCP....and it's still (unfortunately) going to look like an SD video blown up.

Best,

Jeff G


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Ian Hassett
Re: Best compression S16 transfer to miniDV... NOW WHAT?
on Nov 21, 2011 at 5:45:02 pm

Hey Jeff: Thanks for responding!

I will project the film (not sure of the make/model of the projector) using a MacBook Pro, and it will be a quicktime file.

I'm going to reverse telecine my footage back to 23.98

Any advice on compression settings to boost the quality would be appreciated.

Thanks!
Ian


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Jeff Greenberg
Re: Best compression S16 transfer to miniDV... NOW WHAT?
on Nov 23, 2011 at 4:19:34 am

No - just do the least amount of compression for your material after you've made it back to 23.98.

Best,

Jeff G


Certified Master Trainer | Adobe, Apple, Avid
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You should follow me (filmgeek) on twitter. I promise to be nice.
New! FCPX DSLR workflows; What's new in Media Comopser 6; Full Media Composer 6 basics from macProVideo.com
Come see me speak at the Government Video Expo Nov 30 - Dec 1; Seminar link here
My book (with Richard Harrington and Robbie Carman)- An Editor's Guide to Adobe Premiere Pro
Lynda.com - Compressor Essentials 3.5 and 4
Contact me through my Website


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