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Old October 11th, 2007, 10:49 PM   #1
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HDV to 35mm film

Hello! In the coming months I may have the opportunity to shoot a 50 second spot for theatrical release. (!)

I have never been involved in a project like this and I've also never had to finish on 35mm film. Since I will have considerable budget limitations and because I am comfortable with the HDV workflow, I am considering shooting this project on HDV. Is shooting HDV for 35mm output relatively common? Are there any special considerations I've got to think about if I choose to work this way? Would it be significantly better to shoot on HD rather than HDV?

Thanks so much for your input. Again, I have virtually no experience in this area so any tips or suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

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Old November 12th, 2007, 04:01 AM   #2
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dont worry be happy

just shoot, but "THINK film"
avoid burn highlight and too contrast scene also dark scene

digital film group from canada has done some nice output. read their info.

many documentary i saw recently has varies source and blow up to 35mm.
it's in general, video has less dynamic range and not very sharp. but recent HDV/HD can produce very nice result if u tweak the dynamic range by making a "digital negative" a rather dull low contrast and no edge enhanced picture.

easy way to deal with post is output to TIFF or BMP
swisseffect has very good PDF about it.

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