The resolution and bit depth of your files are a bit low, IMHO.  The higher 
resolution the scan, the better the output, whatever res it is.

Jeff Kreines

On Dec 2, 2012, at 7:15 PM, Nicholas Kovats <> wrote:

> Hi Scott,
> Thank you for the great insights and I am now convinced that the 16mm
> film out is the way to go. Yes, Cinebyte was on my list but I was
> initially leery of approaching them. But your specifics regarding
> "...unattended transfer to color intermediate negative
>> and then a one-light print.." is the way to go and I will "haggle" 
>> accordingly.
> Are you familiar with any of the staff?
> Regards,
> Nicholas
> On Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 1:42 PM, Scott Dorsey <> wrote:
>> You will actually find the filmout to 16mm will look better than a filmout
>> to the same super-8 stock will, regardless of the originating format.  In
>> fact, you will find that a filmout to 35mm might even look better and not
>> cost all that much more.
>> In Canada, I think Cinebyte has an Arrilaser machine.   You may find some
>> folks with the older one-line CRT systems which, if properly maintained,
>> can actually look very good.  However, the speed of the Arrilaser means
>> a lot of companies are willing to do small jobs very cheaply just to keep
>> the machines running.
>> Since all you need is an unattended transfer to color intermediate negative
>> and then a one-light print, you can probably do some dickering on a small 
>> job.
>> --scott
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