[tig] Rank Cintel Mark III experiences

Bob Campbell bobcampbell
Tue Sep 23 21:27:23 BST 2003

 From a colorist point of view, the URSA 's where a huge step forward. You
had a workable image right away in most cases. Clients didn't lose interest
while you tried to balance the scene, and they have much less noise. These
machines also woke up every morning, and after auto aligning, drifted very
little during the day. If you can afford the URSA vintage machine with the
previously mentioned mods , the easy of operation and client good will pay
for it self.

Bob Campbell

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Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2003 12:54 PM
To: Stuart Fyvie
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Subject: Re: [tig] Rank Cintel Mark III experiences

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Like I said, I didn't want to start a subjective battle on what is better. I
just said its what my clients liked, and it was shown to them without them
knowing which machines were involved in the test.

Sean McKee
Screen Time Images

On 9/23/03 1:14 PM, "Stuart Fyvie" <stuart.fyvie at ntlworld.com> wrote:

> On Tuesday, September 23, 2003, at 09:54  am, Sean McKee wrote:
>> This has been said before, but our clients
>> have echoed the sentiment that "it looks more like film". I myself have
>> noticed that the Spirit will enhance (which in our line of work is not
>> good) scratches and film defects, and we are all about removing those
>> defects.
> Sorry, but a Spirit (and to be fair a C-reality/Millenium) will out
> perform a MKIII in every respect.
> I suspect that your clients preferred the MKIII because they saw noise
> and equated that
> with 'filmic' pictures. If anything a Spirit will mask base scratches
> due to its diffuse light
> source.
> For archiving purposes it is best to pull as much detail from the film
> with as little noise
> as possible. (mpeg/DVD compression chews up bit-rate on noisy video.)
> I have used MKIII's and Spirits on many film-stocks and have never
> seen a result where
> the Spirit lost out to a MKIII.
> I don't work for Thomson, I have just used there equipment etc.
> Stuart Fyvie
> Resolution tv

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