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Riza Nur Pacalioglu

DPX file resolution when scanning 35mm 3-perf?

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Hi everyone, this is my 1st post. I searched the forum but couldn't find an answer to my question. If it has already been answered before please accept my apologies.


When you scan a 3-perf film in 2K resolution what is the pixel resolution of the resulting DPX or TIFF file?


Thanks in advance.


Riza Nur Pacalioglu


Salisbury, England


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Depends slightly on exactly which scanner you use and how it handles full aperture (or at least full-width, in the case of 3-perf) shooting.


Generally either 2048 wide or 1900-ish wide by however high you're cropping it.



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The standard 2K 3-perf res (if there is such a thing) is 2048x1156, but as Phil says it depends how much your scanner crops it. I've seen 3-perf come off a Spirit as 2048x1165.

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