July 25, 2017 at 11:48AM
'Super 16' shoot.
I'm finally going to shoot 16mm test footage in the next couple of months. I am going to shoot it in day and night, outside.
I am going to use 'Kodak 500T 7219' 16mm stock with Ultra 16 lenses. Then, I will scan it in Arriscanner in 2k or 4k, in 2-flash HDR. Shutter will be 180 degree i.e. 1/48 at 24fps and few at 48, 60 or 72fps.
But, before I do, I need to know the following -
1. I need to know that is there going to be flicker issues at '1/48 or 180 degree shutter', when I am going to shoot under LED Street Lamps?
2. How should I scan the film, 'Faster or Slower'? And is 12 or 16 bit output in 2k or 4k, in ProRes 4444 XQ will be enough to get 'High Quality' image? What should be the Output Format/s without any quality loss? Also, log or linear output?
3. Ultra 16 lenses have a T-Stop of 1.3. Will I be able to capture 'Skyline' when I will be shooting at Night, especially when I am shooting on streets?
4. Do I need to push 16mm 500T film at T-Stop 1.3 by 1/2-stop or 1-stop to get that clear skyline? What will be the advantages and disadvantages of that?
5. What will I notice when I will scan it in 'Normal vs 2-flash HDR' scan? Especially, after pushing a film. How clean will be the image in the Night because of that? 'Grain issues'.
6. What T-stop I have to use when I am shooting 'daylight and early morning' sequences on 500T film? I am not going to use any filter on lens.
7. I have a MacBook MJY32HN/A with 8GB DDR3 1600MHz ram with Intel HD Graphics 5300. Is it good enough for handling 4k footage?