Gerald Martindill Posted April 26 Share Posted April 26 Hey everyone, So I just got back some Super 8 footage I shot last week. I was pretty disappointed with my results compared to what i got a while back Wondering if the issue is the new camera/lens I got, improper exposure, or if maybe the film lab has just been lacking. I will provide stills from each project so you can see the difference in quality. Project A (shot in 2020)(interior): Rented Pro8's Pro814 camera (in Burbank, CA). Shot with their film 200T film, 18fps. Followed their in-camera metering system. Used basic fresnels.This is the footage with blue curtain backdrop, over the top set decoration. Colors look so rich, expoure is right, nice contrast. This is exactly how it came back from the lab's processing/scan. Made me fall in love with Super 8 film. There was a long wait to purchase this camera. Project B (shot in 2023) (exterior poppy fields): Shot with a Beaulieu 4008ZM ii, Angenieux lens. This was re-calibrated by the team at Re-Voir in Paris. I used a handheld light meter, using spot metering. shooting at an aputure between 16 and 22. Shot with 50D Pro8 film, 18fps. Everything seems faded, colors are off. Low contrast. Just looks amature compared with footage from 2020 shoot. I have other disappointing footage from this camera but wrote it off as getting used to it. But this time, I was doing everything correctly. What do you guys think is the issue? I bought this Beaulieu + Angenieux after doing research and finding lots of amazing footage. Felt like it was the camera for what I was trying to do. It cost a pretty penny. Would be sad to see that it's a camera/lens issue. If it's a lab issue, what is it you think they are doing differently now than before. Thank you! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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