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Steve Williams

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  1. Thanks guys, I've gotten back a few log transfers in the past, and I was expecting the flat color and contrast. I just thought that it had looked a bit washed out compared to the last, and I didn't know if that was indicative to the old film (that was taken care of during storage). I'm glad that I posted though as I can see that I was missing out with how great LUTs are to work with. In the past I've used MB Looks for grading... but after Bruce's post, I've been playing with LUT's all last night and parts of today. I bought a small package, and I must say - i'm loving their looks Steve
  2. LOL..... WOW, that looks amazing!! I know that it required CC, but i never thought it could look that good. I guess I should have played around with it a bit before posting.
  3. Hey guys, About 2 years ago I bought a bunch of film that I planned on using for a project. I opened all of the film up and notched the cartridges during the prep process before the shoot. Long story short, I never shot the rolls and just put them back in the box with the intention of never using them again. Recently, I found these old rolls and used some of them to test out my new camera. I shot a roll of 500T and a roll of 50D, and both came back pretty washed out. So my question is (and mainly for the 50D roll), is this washed out look do to the old film or because I overexposed the film during shooting, or maybe even a combo of both? When I shoot on 50D, I try to over expose by one stop. they both were log transfers. Steve
  4. Thanks for the awesome advice... Lately I've been shooting a roll and then sending it off for processing and scan. I'm testing my skills and the limitation of the camera before I set forth on filming a project next month. Since so many labs charge a flat rate for prep, I found the cost to time ratio was better to go with Pro8mm on this transfer. That being said, I spoke with Perry from Gamma Ray on the phone and he gave me some great advice on scanning and processing... I plan on making Cinelab to GammaRay scan my "go-to" for all future projects. The only reason I didn't go through Cinelab for this last roll is because I read online that there processing times can be a little long. Steve
  5. lastly, I'm taking a look at the Cinelab work-form.... I guess all I request from them is the processing of the film - I notice some labs have a prep for telecine option, but I didn't see that on their order form...
  6. For those of you who use Cinelab and then Gamma Ray for your scans... What is your workflow? I live in Florida, so i'm guessing that I would ship a prepaid envelop with my film addressed to Gamma Ray to Cinelab. Do you guys include a return envelop for Gamma Ray or do you let them process the shipping? Whats the average turnaround time with all of this point A to point B? Steve
  7. Hey Erik, I've read on here a while back ago of using a DSLR to give you an idea of what you're shooting (lighting wise). Just match your DSLR to the film speed and shutter speed of your film camera. Obviously not full proof, but I've done this in the past with pretty decent results. Steve
  8. Hey Dom... I'm guessing that one of the threads must have been damaged.... although they looked fine to me. This baffles me, I've measured it in every way possible. It's the correct length and same thread count... I took it down about 1mm in a belt sander and it still got hung up in the same spot. I'm about to purchase another, maybe a different model this time, and just hope for the best....
  9. Jean-Louis, thank you for that information... I measured the circumference and the threads, everything looks to be the same. Still I can only get about 1 full turn on it. I cut down the threads a bit at work and it still doesn't fit onto the camera correctly. Does anyone have any recommendations as far as a mount goes? I'm looking for a c mount to EF. I have searched google and this thread, but haven't come up with any model numbers or brand names. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Steve
  10. Thank you guys for the reply... Pavan - I'm using the pro8mm version of the BL4008. Dom - you're correct, I should have said 1-2mm. The thread count looks the same and the adapter appears to be the same size as my lens. I have a belt grinder at work, so i might try to take the adapter down a thread and see if that fixes the problem. Steve
  11. I purchased a c-mount to EF adapter on whim just to see how it would perform. I've read mixed reviews on this forum about people using adapters. My problem is that the adapter doesn't seem to thread into the mount as nicely as I would like. I can get about 3 solid turns on it until it feels that it might strain the threads on the camera. Comparatively, my camera lens that came with the camera has no problem threading into the mount. I tired out my canon lens's and was surprised to see that they performed almost as a macro lens. they appeared sharp, but I couldn't adjust the focal is only 3 to 4'. I used a 50 and a 85mm for my test. I'm guessing this is due to the fact that I didn't rotate my adapter all the way into the mount. It looked like that I had about another 2cm to go until it was fully installed. here is the adapter I purchased from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VIVXL2E/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 any thoughts? Steve
  12. Hey Perry and David, thanks for the workflow suggestion on who to process and scan with - i plan on doing this for my next roll. David - i remember you giving me great advice about 4 years ago when I was just starting to shoot with my Canon 814. It's good to see that you're still "in the game" and your video that you posted looks amazing. How do you guys get the 16x9 look? Personally i'm not a fan of the 4x3... Do you import into a 1080 timeline, crop, and then adjust the distort tab to give it the wide look? Or do you have a 16x9 scan done at the lab?
  13. My wife will never allow me to get to that level :-) She's already mad about the bill from just a few rolls... But solid advice none the less.
  14. Thanks Perry for that rock solid advice... is the 2k scan a log or flat scan? (sorry still learning the lingo)... I take it that Cinelab is used to shipping out processed rolls to another business for scanning. So if I was to include a pre-addressed email, I'm guessing there wouldn't be any complications. Is it possible to pay a bit extra to have to final digital file dropboxed to me? Steve
  15. Thanks guys... I thought that was the case, but started to freak out and second guess myself a bit. Thank you for the replies
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