[Tig] RE: Compressed Grade Transfers

megazoid at bigfoot.com megazoid
Tue Oct 30 21:37:51 GMT 2001

I'm wondering how many colorists are familiar with the process called
"Compressed Grade Telecine Transfers"?

Apparently this is quite popular in other countries and involves raising
the blacks and lowering the whites to provide maximum detail onto a
digital master.  The result is a very flat transfer.

It is then up to the video editor to make the final corrections in the
NLE stage. The process apparently works well for filmmakers who may lack
the funds to pay for full color correction during the telecine process.

Is this used at all in the US and what are your comments on it?

George Odell

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