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2nd Edition

Film Into Video
A Guide to Merging the Technologies

ISBN 9780240804118
Published April 11, 2000 by Routledge
416 Pages

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Book Description

Film Into Video, Second Edition offers comprehensive, practical information on the complex process of converting motion picture film into video. All of the tools of the trade are explained in clear, simple language, as are the operational, business, and creative sides of film to video transfer. This easy-to use guide provides the reader with the necessary foundation to approach any technological advances in this fast-paced field.

Additions to the second edition include: information on the Philips Spirit Data Cine and the new Sony FVS-1000; a new section on the latest in flying spot telecines, including Cintel's C-Reality and Ursa Electrum; an examination of recent changes in color correction computers with da Vinci's 2K and Pandora's Mega-Def systems, and in respect to Philips Spirit DataCine and Cintel's C-Reality, a discussion relating to the area of data transfer and how this has changed the telecine industry.

Table of Contents

A brief overview and history; Film technology; Video technology; Film into video; Telecine devices; Video recorder formats; Sound formats; Sound transfer devices and applications; Supporting devices; Planning for film to video transfers; Video facilities and costs; The telecine environment; Methods and Techniques; Four sample scenarios; Appendices; Glossary.

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Stuart Blake Jones has over twenty years of experience as a senior telecine colorist. He is a consultant and instructor in the US and Europe and demonstrates color correction equipment at trade shows. He is also an expert on telecine and is the author of Film into Video, second edition, also published by Focal Press.


"This book contains a wealth of information...The book covers everything from how film is made, what a video signal looks like and the inner workings of high-end film-to-video transfer equipment in an entertaining and educational way." - Don Smith, Videomaker

"If you work with film-to-video transfer equipment, are interested in film-to-video transfer or just enjoy learning about the history and current technology of film and video equipment, you will definitely enjoy Film into Video, Second Edition." - Don Smith, Videomaker

Praise for the previous edition:
"An excellent reference book detailing all aspects of how the professional would go about transferring film to video, costing such a job, the time scales involved and the creative sides to post-production." - Amateur Film & Video Maker (IAC)