On Apr 19, 2007, at 2:33 PM, owen wrote:
> Could you outline your suggested workflow from the Kinetta scanner ,
> (35mm negative) to FCP/Color for HD and SD telecine conform for
So many possible paths -- all depend on what your end result needs to
be. In your case, HD and SD broadcast, that's pretty easy. But
there are multiple paths.
The Kinetta Archival Scanner (and its little brother, a few months
away, the Kinetta Desktop Scanner) are designed to be easily
upgradable as new sensor technology becomes available. That also
means they can be fitted with a pretty wide variety of scanning
Most of these are CCD heads, 2K or 4K res, that run at speeds slower
than realtime. 2K (2048 x whatever is required for aspect ratio --
1536 typically) scans at about 16 fps, 4K at about 5 fps, and 1.6K
(1600 x 1200, great for regular 16 as it's higher res for 4:3 aspect
ratio than pillarboxed HD). There are new heads coming -- late
summer we should have a 2400 x 1800 head that scans at about 15 fps.
These are all captured as files -- we can do DPX or Quicktime, as
well as Cineform RAW compression (very good wavelet compression, with
an FCP codec). Or you could convert to ProRes. We usually save
files as 10-bit LOG or 12-bit linear, giving you many options in
post, as you are working with a low-contrast image with lots of
An alternate option would be to replace our usual scan head with an
appropriate HD camera head, for a more telecine-like approach. There
are a few good HD "box" cameras out there, and while they cost a bit
more, they could be used with the AJA HD Io or equivalent and you
could capture video directly at whatever compression or lack of
compression you choose.
Here you end up with digitized video in FCP, to work with normally.
For broadcast projects, this might be a good path. Most of our users
are archives, and they prefer data files, as they may be doing filmouts.
The scanners have RGB lamphouses with color correction, and our own
secret contrast-reduction system that works with all the scan heads,
great for contrasty reversal originals. They can handle any format
between 8mm and 35mm (some are optional) -- 8/S8/9.5/16/S16/22/28 and
35 2/3/4 perf.
Sprocketless, so even shrunken and damaged film can be scanned
without requiring extensive repair.
Let me know what other questions you have -- I gotta run!
Jeff "a scanner in every pot!" Kreines