Telecine Transfer Service
a telecine service to transfer your processed films to digital via
our frame-by-frame film scanning system. Please note that this service
is only available for films processed here at nano lab. Our telecine
department runs at full capacity just dealing with nano processed
films such that unfortunately we cannot accept telecine-only work.
costs $30 per 50' roll. Our usual HD output format is mov files
in PRO RES codec. One 50' roll yields approximately
2.5 to 3 gig of data in this format. Our prefered method for delivering the data is now to upload it to our google drive. You will receive a link by email to the file or folder. If you click on the file image you will immediately see a preview version of the film. This is a highly compressed file that google drive formats. But if you click download you will then be downloading the full pro res file. Given the size of the files, it is not possible for us to provide ongoing storage of your films! The data will need to be taken down within about a week. So please download the file or files as soon as possible so as not get caught out. If you can't download it promptly, do let us know.
High Definiton is natively a 16:9 aspect ratio format - ie., it
is natively in widescreen. Super 8, however, is natively a 4:3 aspect
ratio format (a squarer shape) . As such, on transfer to 16:9 HD
the 4:3 super 8 images has black bars at the sides. Given the huge
number of pixles in an HD image, there is no problem in you digitally
zooming in on a 16:9 area of the super 8 image if you want the super
8 image to go all the way to the edges.
With our HD
transfer, it is still a good idea to tell us what speed you shot
your super 8 film at. This won't imply the addition of duplicate
frames by us as happens with an SD transfer. Instead, if you shot
at 18 fps in your super 8 camera, then the file you receive is coded
as an 18 frames per second HD file. If you then put this into an
HD time line that is running at 25 fps for example, then when you
export the finished project from your computer, the 18 fps super
8 footage will have additional frames added then. If you don't tell
us the camera speed, we will assume a speed of 18 fps. If this is
wrong, you can change this on your computer.