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Gareth Dunnet
Making a transfer to 35mm from 7d footage.
on Jul 19, 2010 at 11:55:12 pm

Hi everyone! I´m new to this forum officially, but you have been great help to me in the past. i have a quick question from Mexico:

I just shot a short on the 7d, and i´m trying to make a film print to send to festivals, when i called the lab that does that kind of thing here in mexico city the guy asked me some questions that i do not know the answer to:

1- He asked me if my video is "conformado" already. I looked around but couldn´t find a translation. Does "conforming" your video before a transfer make any sense to you guys?

2- he wants a "MO Disk", what is that? Where do I get it?

3- What is the difference between an Internegative and interpositive print?

Any help you can give me with this would be greatly appreciated. Also, I am aware that you are supposed to pic specific forums. I couldn´t find one that perfectly matched, but if you guys know which one I need to go to, I would be glad to switch.

Thanks!



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Noah Kadner
Re: Making a transfer to 35mm from 7d footage.
on Jul 20, 2010 at 12:33:30 am

whoa- MO disk is a really old optical disc recording format- who uses those anymore? Sounds like the lab is a bit behind the times. Conformed= an online version and another term/technology that's a bit out of use. Any current lab should be able to take say a ProRes HQ or uncompressed HD version on hard drive and derive a film print off that. No 'conforming' or MOs required.

If you can swing it- I'd suggest contacting some labs in the US such as Technicolor or Fotokem, which are a lot more modern with digital to film transfers. Also you should keep in mind for 99% of most festivals a BetaSP/DigiBeta or HDCAM tape print is fine for screening. Very few festivals in 2010 and beyond *require* a film print anymore.

Noah

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Gareth Dunnet
Re: Making a transfer to 35mm from 7d footage.
on Jul 20, 2010 at 12:56:52 am

Thanks Noah!

I was a bit worried, not knowing what those things were. I will definitely check out those labs you mentioned.

What about the Internegative, Interpositive deal?





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Lance Bachelder
Re: Making a transfer to 35mm from 7d footage.
on Jul 20, 2010 at 1:16:17 am

Interneg/pos are intermediate formats - interneg = intermediate negative. Meaning they will print your show as a 35mm negative and then you can strike prints (positives) from the interneg as needed. Interpos would still need a interneg to make prints from.

I think like Noah has stated, check with a state of the art lab here in LA - they should be able to strike prints as needed without an interneg or interpos from your digital master.

Lance Bachelder
Southern California



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Fito Pardo
Re: Making a transfer to 35mm from 7d footage.
on Jul 20, 2010 at 7:10:13 am

Can you send me an email? I can help you on this subject, I can tell you who to call in Mexico city about this problem, also if you want to talk spanish with me is perfect I am based in Mexico City.

So tell me, you just shot a Feature Film on the 7D?, I am shooting a Feature Film on the 5D in Mexico City.

Ok send me a Line to my email:
cinematograf@me.com



DP, Fito Pardo, A.M.C.
http://www.cinematograf.com


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Steve Crow
Re: Making a transfer to 35mm from 7d footage.
on Jul 20, 2010 at 10:43:20 pm

Hey that's cool, I hope you two do indeed get together, forums like this are great for making professional connections!


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