Super 8 -Tri-x Cross-Processed + 64T

Friday, January 11th, 2008

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Recent transfer done here at Frame Discreet.
Tri-x Cross processed at Niagara Custom Lab. As well as some Ektachrome 64T.
I absolutely love the look of Tri-x cross processed. It creates a sharp grainy texture that almost feels like pointalism. Just gorgeous. Tri-x also gains more latitude when cross-processed giving you more detail in the highlights & shadows.
Thanks to Babar Khan for shooting some great footage!

TECHNICAL POST- 70fps super 8

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Super 8, 7218 (vision 2 500T negative). Shot at 70fps with Beaulieu 4008zmII Schneider 6-66 lens. Speed ramp in the first shot, started overexposed by 1 1/2 stops. Did not adjust the iris. Image darkens slightly, could have corrected for that in post by creating a ramp in gamma correction… Pleased with the way the neg holds up in over exposure. Did the same test on a different reel, starting out with proper exposure at 24fps- letting it ramp to underexposure at 70fps. It became too dark, lost detail. Better results when overexposing at 24fps, letting it ramp to proper exposure at 70fps. Super 8 stability/registration issues are not as noticeable because it is handheld.

Comparison Transfer

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Tomislav had his home movies transferred somewhere else originally. He was not happy with the results. He contacted us with a request to see if we could do a better job than the original transfer he had done elsewhere …. See the video above.

He brought us 8000′ of his home movies to have them re-transferred here at Frame Discreet.

Though heavily compressed for web, the posted video gives you an idea of what we’re capable of.

Nick Norton’s "MesAmis"

Monday, December 24th, 2007

Nick Norton came to us from the US to have his ektachrome/negative super 8 film transferred in September 2007. Lots of great shots, and some sick skaters out there… Glad to have been involved in your project. More of Nick’s work can be found here: On the Reeal.

All the best in the future Nick!

Tomislav’s home movies

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

Still frame from Tomislav’s regular 8mm transfer. Seems appropriate for the time of the season.

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