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Film Technology in Post Production, 2nd Edition by Dominic Case

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Telecine Transfers

Telecine Machines (1)

For many years, telecine machines were used simply for transferring finished film productions, usually prints, to videotape (or even live to air). Early telecines consisted simply of a television camera pointed at a film projector. Current models use either the flying spot system, or a charge-coupled device (CCD).

Modern telecines are geared towards transferring original negative to standard PAL or NTSC, or in some cases to high-definition TV. In addition to the basic colour correction supplied with the telecine, a powerful specialized colour corrector such as the Da Vinci Renaissance may be used. Where the transfer is of camera original negative, ...

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