Telecine Transfer Service
(For Colour Negatieve Super 8 telecine, please read here)
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. 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.