Patrick Cooper Posted October 14, 2022 Share Posted October 14, 2022 (edited) For those on a small budget and can't afford a Super 16 camera or the cost of a S16 conversion, there is an alternative option that was suggested by a forum member here in the past. And that is to film on a slow speed stock like Kodak Vision 3 50D on regular 16mm and crop to 15:9 or 16:9 in post. Though thinking about this more, I can see a bit of a dilemma. Obviously, you would need a pretty high resolution scan to begin with and from what Ive heard, a 16mm 4k transfer is prohibitively expensive. So most folks would probably be going with a HD scan I would imagine. With your NLE software, you would have to "zoom" in a huge amount to go past those two black pillars on the sides of the picture to end up with a cropped, widescreen image. And by the time you've done that, you would have lost a ton of resolution, resulting in rather soft looking footage. When it comes to exporting, the only viable option would be to output standard definition footage. I don't suppose there would be another way of doing this and ending up with good quality footage at a minumum of HD resolution? Hmmm....I wonder if some kind of anamorphic lens attachment might be another option worth exploring. Edited October 14, 2022 by Patrick Cooper Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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