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  • Thu, Jun 23 2011 6:40 PM

    • kezzap
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    16mm nanoflash transfer workflow for finish on hd

    hi,

    I am a total newbie in the digital world so excuse the uneducated post.

    I have this project to be finished on avid (hd) and screened in theater screens from this finished file.

    I have shot this film on 16mm and transfered it to hd on a nanoflash in technicolor. files are being read as xd5d files by vlc (which is unable to open it). but it is an xd file for sure, because before I had the right quicktime codec, I downloaded calibrated xd and it worked the files.

    when i press info on rightclick on the file, it says

    kind: apple quicktime container

    codecs: divx 4, integer (big endian), timecode

    bit rate: 142,446

    so, what I want to know is what would be the best way (in terms of information and quality) to import these files to avid (in the version I have, I have:

    avc-intra 100mxf

    dnxhd 36mxf

    dnxhd 115

    dnxhd175

    dnxhd175x

    xdcam ex 35mbits mxf

    xdcam hd 50mbits mxf

    1:1 mxf

    1:1 p 10b mxf)

    and the best way to export them please.

    thanks in advance.

  • Fri, Jun 24 2011 2:53 AM In reply to

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    Re: 16mm nanoflash transfer workflow for finish on hd

    DNx175 would be a good choice, assuming your drives are fast enough.  Firewire 800 or a internal drive would be a minimum requirement.  If you've got a USB2 drive, it's time to go shopping.

    As for the export, it depends on the delivery requirements.  You'll be able to convert to almost file format or record to almost any tape format from DNx175.

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  • Fri, Jun 24 2011 5:55 PM In reply to

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    Re: 16mm nanoflash transfer workflow for finish on hd

    tx for the reply,

    I want to export it in a way that it gives me something as good as or closest to a movie theater screening (real good) quality. and I would like to know the difference btw dnx175 and dnx175x.

    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 17.0px Baskerville}

    thank you very much,

    kezzap

    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 17.0px Baskerville}

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  • Fri, Jun 24 2011 7:55 PM In reply to

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    Re: 16mm nanoflash transfer workflow for finish on hd

    DNx175 and DNx175X have the same bit rate but DNx175X is a 10-bit codec.  If your source material is not 10-bit it may not be worth it to use DNx175X as the compression ratio is higher to squeeze the additional 2-bits into the same size container.  I'm guessing that the DIVX codec is 8-bit, but you might want to ask Technicolor for their suggestions regarding workflow.

    It's really going to depend on what medium and format that the movie theater can play.  Some can play off of a videotape machine, some from DVD or Blu-Ray, some from files.  Once you move away from 35mm prints, there are numerous standards, unfortunately.

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  • Fri, Jun 24 2011 11:00 PM In reply to

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    Re: 16mm nanoflash transfer workflow for finish on hd

    you have been really helpful, thank you very much for the infos. would you be so kind as to give me explanations of what to choose and how to export for these three digital projection scenarios. etc. direct file, blu-ray, dvd

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  • Fri, Jun 24 2011 11:08 PM In reply to

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    Re: 16mm nanoflash transfer workflow for finish on hd

    That's a very broad question to answer.  Check the Export section of the online manual to understand what's possible and how things are done.  You need to find out what the specific delivery requirements are for the expected venue.  Once you know exactly what you need and the process that it entails, feel free to ask us specific questions about how to get something done.

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