35MM 16MM Super8 and Regular8 TELECINE FILM TRANSFER
Our DFT SPIRIT Telecine is equipped for 16MM, Super16, and 35MM, and Super35mm film transfers, as well as Super8. We can transfer optical and magnetic sound prints, as well as original camera negative in Super8 16 and 35.
Output formats include any of the ATSC standard or High Definition choices. We output to portable hard drives for all of our data output. Hard drives can be MAC HFS+ format or PC/Windows NTFS.
Codec choices are AVID DNxHD or Prores for MAC, and BMD uncompressed or MJPEG for PC, or any other codec you need..
If you plan to do additional work to your files, we suggest a transfer of your footage using our one light/best light technique, which insures a great picture throughout the transfer, and you can do your own Color Correction and Digital Intermediate work yourself. Additionally, if your footage requires it, we will use our liquid-gate scratch and dirt removal systems to further enhance your footage.
OR, we would be happy to do a scene-by-scene color correction on your films using our DaVinci 2KPlus color corrector.
How do you compare this to other transfers? Our Thomson/DFT Spirit is a big step up from even the best of the common types of consumer systems. In fact, we own one of only 4 Super8 hi-def Spirit telecines in the US.
To help you figure out the run-time of your film, Kodak has a nice online tool that will help to calculate your footage. http://www.kodak.com/US/plugins/flash/en/motion/filmCalculator.swf
If you are in Southern California, we would welcome a visit to talk about your project. If you are anywhere else, you can ship your film to us using Fedex ground or UPS ground with tracking, and we will return it using Fedex ground.
Your HiDef files will be returned to you on a hard-drive. You may send a drive in with the film, or we can provide one at an additional charge. We prefer a USB3 enabled drive, which easily can be bought online, in a one terabyte size or larger, or a bare SATA drive. You may also want us to create a BluRay or DVD disc for convenient playback.
A further note about your film. We normally splice your reels together onto standard film industry cores or reels for transfer. Using guidelines from AMIA, the Association of Moving Image Archivists, we prefer to return your film to you on cores, if 16mm or 35mm, with preservation cans, or, if Super8 on 400 foot plastic reels.