[Tig] Simple Dailies Telecine
David L. Tosh
Thu May 8 04:48:44 BST 2003
At 10:26 AM +0400 5/7/03, Michael Aranyshev wrote:
>Am I right in thinking the only currently manufactured system for
>machine-controlling telecine is TLC-2 by DaVinci?
Apparently so. Whatever happened to ASTEC? I can't find any
information on the web. The TLC family now include the original TLC
1, the external DOS based TLC 2, the internal TLC of the Renaissance
8:8:8 color corrector and the current internal TLC of the daVinci 2K.
But, you might not need a telecine controller. For your features
dailies, do you record continuous ascending timecode on each VTR reel
you produce during a dailies session? Do you record to just one
master VTR (and pull window dubs after?) If you use some reliable
footage encoders and 3 line VITC insertion kit, you can just use an
everyday remote panel to do VTR assemble edits and roll the telecine
using the "MK-I index digit" (right or left handed as you prefer.)
Your logging software captures the relationship between the film key
numbers, audio timecode and VTR timecode after everything is in
>What combination of Evertz boxes do I need to get both burn-in and
>3-line VITC on the same tape? Am I better off with Aaton?
I find both systems equally useful and reliable. Both may take some
accommodation to get consistent results but either will do the job.
(I think Aaton was a little ahead in reliably logging 24+1 transfers
but I believe Evertz is capable by now. Right, Alan? The Evertz kit
is the 4025 footage encoder with a suitable barcode reader and the
Tracker logging application. The Aaton Keylink system, various
vintages will also do the job. You might place an advertisement on
TIG-announce looking for used gear.
BTW, for accurate 24+1 transfers, you will have to use a Cintel
machine. The "24.000" SAS speed on the CCD scanners is only an
approximation of the correct rate. What type of telecine do you have?
>Basically what is a must for one-lite feature dailies telecine and
>what is a luxury?
The three most critical components of feature dailies are:
and (you guessed it)
I find a good cup of coffee every 30 minutes helps, too.
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