[Konvas] Cinema Digest, Vol 117, Issue 5

colcam at aim.com colcam at aim.com
Mon Jan 11 10:50:29 EST 2016

Lower resolution is better than no means of projection or transfer to digital distribution, and the newer emulsions are finer grain than the old stock so they appear to be higher resolution.



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From: Adam Frey <thefirstrule at chainsawlinux.com>

On Jan 10, 2016, at 4:01 PM, colcam at aim.com wrote:
> Considering that the "ultra 8" is a recreation of the Techno8 and inferior to the Native8 DSD formats, none of which has much of a projector or transfer unit base, the Super8 format makes better sense and shows off the staggered grain look versus fixed pixels of digital work.

Super8 footage can be cropped into a 14x9 without much loss (much like most older TV shows have been cropped to fit onto a 16x9 TV screen without much notice of the black bars on the sides), but it still means less resolution...

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