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Seth Baldwin

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  • Birthday 12/23/1999

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  1. Yeah it could be the case that raw scans of Vision3 are associated to look somewhat early 90s because they would just color-time an IP, scan with a telecine and call it a day. Here's a raw scan of Vision3 250D. Vectorscope: As you can see the water in this scene from this raw scan is clearly pulling toward blue, with skin tones where you'd expect. When I take that same raw scan and apply Davinci's built-in Kodak 2383 D65 emulation LUT from cineon log, this is the outcome. Vectorscope: As we can see by default, the 2383 gamut pulled the blues closer to cyan, with the water now sitting somewhere in between blue and cyan. And pulled the skin tones a little redder. This resulted in more of a complementary scheme between the skin tones, water and shadows. There does appear to a bias, to which can be easily corrected for of course if the goal is to match the scanned original negative. When increasing the gamma manually to the raw scan to match the 2383 gamma, there isn't a natural bias towards cyan. So clearly there is something specific here to 2383.
  2. If interpositives were scanned in the past for digital mastering, wouldn't that mean they look almost identical to the scanned original negative, rather than the intended print medium given it's designed to dupe.
  3. Hi, For converting daylight balanced film to tungsten, what would be appropriate filtration? I’d expect it to of course be a cooler filter, probably something like the inverse of an 85/85b filter.
  4. I have thousands of feet of old and new motion picture stock, including print materials both unprocessed and processed. From what I understand the archival storage standard for motion picture film desires a temperature no higher than 10 degrees Celsius with an average humidity no higher than 40%. At one archive I checked out, they had their film storage room at 9 degrees Celsius with an average humidity of 25%. These kind of conditions are quite expensive to achieve for a cabinet. With the current storage cabinet I have, the lowest controlled average humidity I can achieve is 70% at 10 degrees Celsius. To achieve the average humidity standards of under 40%, the lowest possible temp would have to sit around 20 - 25 degrees Celsius. What would be the most ideal compromise in this situation? 10 degrees Celsius with 70% average humidity or 20 degrees Celsius with 40% average humidity?
  5. I'm running some experimental timed prints with a BHP printer. In small quantities though for photography. As mentioned above, the idea of choosing none native original negatives is an interesting idea actually. I'll just start by meeting regular intermediate aims and try to achieve a particular gamma from the original negative. Then proceed from there. Thanks guys.
  6. Well contrast control probably isn't the best word. I more so mean we obviously know pushing original negative increases contrast along with grain structure. With of course the disadvantage of dye density offsets. But none the less, a particular gamma change is likely observable through status m densitometry. I take that because 2242 under correct development is designed to have a straight line portion appropriate for duplication, that pushing an intermediate would affect the linearity of that straight line portion. Causing loss of highlight or shadow detail depending on whether it's an IP or IN print and potentially introducing none linear printing densities for each record. In the end though, is contrast actually increased in the print?
  7. When going to IP / IN, what are the options for contrast control without implementing silver retention? I would have thought it might be possible to get away with pushing and pulling an intermediate print but from what I've heard it's a process control nightmare. I'm talking contrast control strictly in terms of classic intermediate printing (no film out). Just ON > IP > IN > print. Is the only option to push and pull ON for contrast control or is it worth experimenting with push and pulling IP / IN. Perhaps there's another form of contrast control i'm not aware of.
  8. Very interesting, thanks for sharing these resources. I've heard about that silver retention demo from Fotokem, but I can't seem to find it anywhere on the internet? Did they ever publish these demos publicly because I'd love to see them.
  9. Great thanks Bob. Is this silver retention process controlled to a set aim? As I understand this can be achieved with an infrared densitometer. Is a particular relative percentage of silver retention expected from a 1/5 bleach duration?
  10. I heard the term partial bleach bypass thrown around the internet a lot. I’m aware of various kinds of silver retention processes, a full skip bleach being and obvious one, But I’m also aware of more controlled silver retention processes used in the past like ENR, and processes that used to be offered at Deluxe (CCE and ACE), where B&W developer baths were used in between the bleach and fix stages. But what is a “partial” bleach bypass which seems to still be offered nowadays? Does it retain a percentage of silver through some other means? Is it like a diluted or shorten bleach duration?
  11. Since second-hand 35mm Super F series stock is quite out of date by now, i'm wondering if there are any similar-looking alternatives for taking stills. Out of the line of 35mm photo stocks currently available by Fuji, which comes closest to their older Super F-Series stocks?
  12. Thanks for the insight. Do you know what the rear lens element max protrusion limit is in millimeters from the PL seat face to the spinning mirror of super35 film cameras? I'm struggling to find this information online.
  13. Flange focal distance is the distance between the PL seat face to the image plane. I'm referring to the distance from the PL seat face to the last point of contact on the lens itself (for most pl lenses). I'm already aware the PL flange focal distance is 52mm
  14. I've been trying to find information on what the typical distance is from the mount of a PL lens to the last point of contact at the back of the lens. I'm not sure what this metric is called, I have attached an image below to help illustrate what I'm looking for. From my observations, it appears this distance varies across lenses. If it varies from lens to lens, do lens manufacturers abide by at least a max depth for how far the back of the lens protrudes from the PL mount? If I can't get an exact measurement, is there at least a ballpark estimate for say Arri Master Primes? Thanks, Seth
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