Information sheet for Video to Film Transfer

by Swiss Effects

Swiss Effects guarantees that it's printing system will expose all the relevant material from videotape in its entirety and with high quality resolution

In taking note of some technical considerations, the quality of the video images can be substantially optimized.

The following considerations during production and postproduction will decidedly improve the quality of the transfer.

Production

Postproduction

24 fps increases the programme length in a cinema (28:20 video seconds = 30 film seconds).

Using video formats in theatrical representation

1:1.33 (4:3) cut = 1:1.66 1:1.33 (4:3) curtain = 1:1.66
1:1.77 (16:9) cut = 1:1.66 1:1.77 (16:9) cut = 1:1.85 1:1.77 (16:9) curtain = 1:1.85


Image: DANS LE PETIT BOIS by Mamouda Zekrya-Boulé, Switzerland 1995. DoP: Felix von Muralt.

DV VX-1000 Preferences for FAZ

The following settings a propositions and by no means rules. Different style and taste can result in other settings.

Shutter off
D Zoom off
Custom Set-Up on
Set on
Colour LV
Sharpness or
WB Shift
AE Shift
Gain Shift -3 dB


Setup Card Digital Betacam 1/9 (16:9 Mode)

The following settings a propositions and by no means rules. Different style and taste can result in other settings.

Menu Min. Max.
Detail Level -5 -12
V Dtl Level 0 0
H Dtl Freq 0 +4
V Dtl Black Clip 0 0
Dtl Wht Clip 0 +3
Dtl Black Clip 0 +18
Crispening 0 0
Level depend 0 0
Knee Aperture 0 -3
Aperture Level 0 +2


Special Telecine 1:1.66

A note for those making a Telecine when a FAZ- Master is to be made using the format 1:1.66. Using the same process as with 16:9 whereby the picture is vertically "stretched" (utilizing every bit of horizontal resolution), it is also possible to use the same technique with the 1:1.66 format. This provides an optimal video master with the exact framing as the original material. However it must be stressed that this video as a result of the "stretching" is not able to be broadcast. It is entirely for the purpose of making a video to film transfer.