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  1. Should mention prefer to keep sale to North America. Don't want to have to ship overseas due to cost of shipping, insurance with tracking issues, and time involved getting there.
  2. Plus X in reversal comes up for sale once in a while. Could look for that. Im selling some, but won't ship overseas.
  3. Im used to placing orders from Kodak, being I used to work in a Photolab which got their supplies and film from them. Don't see a need to add in a middle man.
  4. I saw that webpage. It mentioned no website page for Canada. So it looks like I call it in. If they take credit card, that should be simple enough. I take it they courier it in? What courier? And anyone know if it comes from the States for Canada, or if Kodak Canada stock it there, so no crossing the border? Just trying to see if I'd have to pay a broker fee or not.
  5. I bought these films a few years ago because I wanted some Plus X stock. I ended up selling my regular 16mm Arri camera and only have the Super 16 Bolex left. Since these are all double perf 2R films, I can't use these in my current camera. These films were bought from a previous owner, so I can't vouch for their condition. I've always had them in my freezer since I received them. What Im selling is: 11 7231 Plus X Negative 2R films of various ages- 100 foot reels 6 7276 Plus X Reversal 2R films of various ages- 100 foot reels The going rate seems to be $30 or so US dollars each, but I will accept $35 Canadian for each roll of these, plus shipping on top. I'd sell them in chunks, but prefer to sell as one lot. Payment would be by PayPal in Canadian dollars. These will be shipped by postal. Shipping cost is extra based on where you are located. Send me a private message if interested.
  6. In the past, I've always bought film from outlets that stock it (like a store). But Im debating this time to order direct from Kodak (by calling them here in Canada). I have the pdf file for film types and CAT numbers. Thing is what is the process on how to pay for your order? Do they accept credit cards or does one have to have an account, whether a business account, or whatever? It will be shipped direct to my home. I know some transfer houses stock film, but I'd rather get the freshest stock I can get (since Im ordering new film).
  7. Im not scanning at 10K because I expect it to look high rez. Im scanning it to get the cleanest looking image when shown at 8K. As Perry mentioned, if you want to show on an 8K TV, you are best to have an 8K scan for it. Not only that, but if you look at my 4.6K scan, you still don't easily see the grain in the image. Going higher will show the grain more defined and result in a cleaner image. I don't scan at 5K for all of my films. Only the important ones. My 16mm reels I've been getting 2K scans just to have something. One day I might get a better scan for those, but its not high on my list to do. That said Im really curious what a 10K scan would look like off small gauge films.
  8. Here is one of the 5K DPX scans that was cropped for the frame and corrected from the flat scan (added contrast). The resulting file ended up being 4600x3400dpi, so a 4.6K image. First image is the full Super 8 frame and second shows a portion at 100 percent viewing.
  9. Im thinking future proof. 8K is supposed to come on scene to replace 4K as the high standard by 2023. Im also thinking of getting an 8K tv when they've been out for a few years and like to play my material in native format. I know it looks lofty, but if its possible, I'm considering it. Even if not mastered in 8K, downrezzing to 4K should help, since I have to crop the scan anyway (throwing out rez).
  10. My reasoning for 5k and above is I may want a finished 8k file once done. 5k on Super 8 looks quite good, if a bit soft because of the lens used, though with K40, I still don't see the grain in some shots. To me that means you can go higher even if the detail doesn't improve. I am currently using the 5k file cropped which ends up being 3.3k. For UHD that is still acceptable because once dropped into a 16:9 frame for UHD, you still have more dpi then needed since the image portion is almost square.
  11. SO would this not affect the Scanstation as well? Meaning if you get a 5K scan off Super 8, your more likely only getting around 3K once cropped?
  12. Ok. Let me know. I find it strange the website I mentioned says 10K for all formats.
  13. I'll add Protek Vaults now goes under the name LAC. Same company, different name. As far as I know, they still don't do small gauge on it yet.
  14. https://www.galileodigital.com/film-scanning According to them, the Director 10K does 10K scans for all formats. It doesn't get less rez as the format size gets smaller. So the above page tells me you can do 10K Scanning from 8mm. Same with 16mm. Has there been any updates as to who may own this scanner now, possibly in North America? Its been out for getting close to 3 years now, so I assume there must be more then 1 place now that has this machine.
  15. I watched this movie yesterday and am going again tomorrow. Its a very well done movie. Suspenseful considering we all know the outcomes. Synth music was excellent. Yes I'd say they used the 65mm material for about 30% of the film. The rest was either tv footage or 16mm. The 65mm photography was very good, but I did notice the indoor 65mm material was rather dark and the faces were quite red in color, or even darker then that. I'm surprised they didn't fix this in post. You can tell the coloring has faded somewhat, as the indoor color temp was a little off. The outdoor material was fine. I wish I could see this in 4K, as even in IMAX I could see the pixels on the screen. Screen door effect. Jagged edges. Its a shame they wont release this film in UHD Blu Ray. They only have it slated for standard blu ray release in May. Im still getting it though. I wonder what material we'll see in the news come July this year?
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