I need to find out from others who've done what we planned to do , to see if this is viable. It might sound like silly questinos though...
We're shooting on Super 16 in PAL land and after telecine to digibeta, most of the time, it would be PAL. But we intend to bring it back to the States to do the edit and rest of the post. So am I correct to say that we should acutally see if its possible to telecine it into NTSC instead , if possible ? Is this the best way ? or should we actually bring the film cans back to the states to process and telecine too ?? (It costs a lot less in Thailand where most of the processing will be done while the film will be shot and telecine-d in Singapore)
Which brings me to my next question... we feel safer to hand carry the film cans to Thailand for processing than to fed-ex it, so are those horrible customs people gonna ruin it with their security check and the penetrating x-rays ?? How can we get it done safely without conflict ??
THANK YOU for all the valuable input !!!!
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12-02-2004 05:55 AMAdam Wilt has always held that long-GOP MPEG is the Compression Format of the Devil, but concedes that it may be time to deal with the Devil.
12-02-2004 06:12 AM
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Definitely get it processed in your home country. Shipping or transporting exposed but undeveloped film is just begging for trouble. Once it's been processed it'll be infinitely safer.
You could, if you wanted to, shoot and process it in Thailand and then carry the negative to the US for transfer. But if Thailand can transfer to NTSC, that'd be the cheaper way to go, right?
If you intend to edit and deliver an NTSC master, it'd be easier to just transfer to NTSC in the first place.
12-02-2004 06:42 AM
Thanks Barry for the reply.
We are shooting all in Singapore. but what if we carry it to Thailand to process it and back to Singapore to telecine ? Its faster and cheaper there you see. What problems will we encounter with this undeveloped negs over customs ??
I'm almost sure that we should be able to telecine it here in NTSC.Adam Wilt has always held that long-GOP MPEG is the Compression Format of the Devil, but concedes that it may be time to deal with the Devil.