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nanolab's Telecine Transfer Service
(For Colour Negatieve Super 8 telecine, please read here)

Nano offers 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.

This service 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. This means it is still possible to send the transferred films back on a normal data dvd disc. This we are happy to do for one or two rolls. For more rolls, we suggest sending in a portable hard drive (USB or firewire) or a blank USB memory stick (16 gig or larger).
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.

the nano lab upload preview service!

In a desparate hurry to see your transfered footage? Nano can 'upload' a compressed (div-x) version of your rolls so that you can get an advanced peek at your footage. A 50' roll is compressed to approximately 11meg of data - so there is quite a bit of compression, but you can get a very good idea of what you got 'in the can' this way. Cost is $10 per 50' on top of the telecine charges.

Until the NBN arrives (coming soon!) we can't upload the full transfer files as it takes 5 to 8 hours per film.

 



   

   
   
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