November 29, 2014 at 1:01AM
Super 16mm Digitizing and Aspect Ratios
I'm about to purchase an Arri sr3. I have experience working with 16mm and want to make my own investment into the medium. Yet I've only shot in 16mm and really want to dive into using super 16mm. I'm most curious about the workflow when digitizing your film stock. More specifically what happens to your 1.66 aspect ratio when converting it into digital files.
This leads to my more general question about projection aspect ratios. When shooting 1.78 (16x9) with digital files, is that the best way to show them on a big screen when projected? What are the benefits or methods for projecting in 1.85. This question also applies to when files comes from a super 16mm film. What happens when you blow up your 1.66 image to 1.78 or 1.85.
I understand aspect ratios but get confused when understanding how you change them from their capture format to projection format.