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Old June 9th, 2008, 07:40 AM   #1
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mixing adapter and non-adapter footage

I'm working on a short film. This past weekend, we had trouble with our 35mm adapter, so we had to shoot 2 scenes without.

I've got it working - but I've been told if I shoot the rest of the scenes with an adapter, it will be very jarring and the footage will look very different.

Is that the conventional wisdom? I'm on a tight schedule, so it would be hard to shoot with the adapter, then find out it's too different from what we've already shot.

I realize no one reading this knows what the film is about, but I'm wondering if any has any thoughts?

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Old June 10th, 2008, 11:34 AM   #2
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Nope. Mixing footage is fine as long as you've been using an adapter of decent quality. You can soften up your non-adapter footage in post if you notice a bigger difference than anticipated. I do it all the time and no one's ever noticed.
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