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nanolab's Telecine Transfer Service

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.

Telecine (transfer to digital video) is an additional cost to the cost of developing. On our online form there are three options - HD transfer, 4K transfer or no transfer at all. If you don't know whether you want HD or 4K, but know that you do want a transfer, we suggest an HD transfer will be all you need.

HD transfers:
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. 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 image has the areas next to the image visible in the frame. This includes the film sprocket hole. If you don't want this in your image you should be able to blank out the sides of the image in your editing software.

4K transfers:
This service costs $50 per 50' roll. As with HD, our usual format is .mov files in PRO RES codec. One 50' roll yields approximately 10 to 12 gig of data. We are still able to upload this amount of data, so no need for a drive, unless you can't download it. 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.

Our 4K files are 16:9 aspect ratio. With our 4K transfer setup, you will see the entire super 8 frame including sprocket hole and right hand edge of the film. If you don't want this, you can always crop this yourself in your editing program.

With our 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.

 



   

   
   
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