Gerald Martindill Posted April 28 Share Posted April 28 Hey everyone, Wondering what you all recommend in terms of shooting or scanning so that images come out as clear as possible with the least amount of grain. For example, I shot an interior scene using Pro8's 500T or 250T film that I had lying around. I didn't make a note of which is which however. With editing in post, these are the best images I was able to get, but it's still pretty grainy and wish the footage was clearer. I understand that low-light situations generally equate to more grain, but what are ways to best get around this? Should I opt for higher-res scanning? Best-light, scene-by-scene scanning (so expensive)? Or should I be lighting differently...I wanted something moody..was using my light meter, so all of these should be pretty accurate in terms of exposure. I wasn't using a tripod (find so tedious/kills spontaneity)...maybe that's part of this. Do you guys know a formula for what exposure/ISO you need to where a tripod isn't necessary? Trying to trouble shoot for when I have clients who need crisper images. I promised this actor stills for his portfolio and wish I could give him something that looks better in a larger format. I've seen other 8mm footage that looks much better with similar lighting conditions, so I don't think it's just the nature of a small/low-information film stock like 8mm. These look decent as small photos like on here, but once these are in full-screen...They are very very grainy to where it just isn't usable. All recs, ideas appreciated. Thank you all so much! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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