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Overexposed film – balancing color

In this example, we have some outdoor footage that is severely overexposed and tinted blue. We decreased the highlights and blue levels while adding some mid-range. We go from washed out to blue skies and color that appears lost returns. We’re not always able to make this much of an improvement but it’s certainly a great demonstration of what is possible with the right tools and skilled professionals to use them.

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Correcting Faded Red Film

We recently transferred some films for the Luehrmann family. The film, titled “Timeshared Computer Graphics”, details Arthur Luehrmann’s early work with computer-generated imagery, commonly referred to as C.G.I. these days.

The film was badly faded and red, which is an issue we see frequently with prints from the 1960s and ’70s. Using the DaVinci color correction system we’re able to add back some of the faded blue/green to balance the film’s color so that it more closely resembles the original appearance. Check out the video below to see the difference!

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Dizzy Daniels – The Four-Eyed Bandit: WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE!!

Outtakes taken from the first version of A SELF-MADE FAILURE shot on Super 8, starring “Dizzy” Daniels. After shooting 80 minutes of footage everything was scraped, and re-shot in 16MM (like CLERKS and EL MARIACHI), with all new actors. Some of these scenes were never re-shot for the feature length version of the film. The transfer from film to HD was done by CinePost.

 

The Four-Eyed Bandit: WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE!! from Alien_PROdukt on Vimeo.

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Incredible before & after

Sometimes you just have to see the difference to believe it. Robert E. from Texas sent his family film to us recently. With many film transfers we’re seeing the first digital version of the material ever, but every once in a while we get an older transfer to compare the results with.  As you can see below the image goes from being incredibly dark and lacking detail to looking crisp and colorful with all the original detail showing. All of us at CinePost get a great deal of satisfaction when we’re able to make our clients happy.

  

 

 

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Thompson Family Film

This Super 8mm film had been soaked with water during a flood. The film was hang dried and then brought to CinePost to be restored. We ran it through the Wetgate system and applied DaVinci color correction, even we were amazed by the results. Usually water destroys film, but if you’re able to unspool it and let it dry it can be salvaged.

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Kodachrome Super8 Alligator Wrestler

Super 8mm Kodachrome super8 “Alligator Wrestling”

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1956 Jawa CZ International Motorcycle Race

CZ Jawa 31st International Six Day Trial at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, West Germany

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Cintel Demo

A quick look a the CinePost Rank Cintel Telecine Suite.

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Regular 16mm to HD “Regrets of War”

Arri SR1 regular 16mm negative Vision 200t, transferred to ProRes HD files via a Cintel Turbo telecine at CinePost in Marietta, GA

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Heather and Brandon’s Backyard!

Some 8mm footage we found recently with some music for fun.