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Focus Issues with Star Trek? 13 Dec 2002 20:44 #21326

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Hello all, first post here....

I was wondering if any of you are having focus issues with Star Trek. We have two prints both with print numbers in the high 4,000's. Our pre-shows run fine, but when feature starts, right side of screen is a bit fuzzy. I feel that it is a print problem and with it being a ETS depot print cant get replacements until Monday. Up-date: I did run a RP-40 test loop between shows and all was good, so I guess new prints need to be ordered.

Thanks to all and keep up the good work
-Bob

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Re: Focus Issues with Star Trek? 14 Dec 2002 12:47 #21327

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Yes the film seems to be abit grainy..I thought it was just me..No one has complained yet....


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Re: Focus Issues with Star Trek? 14 Dec 2002 17:36 #21328

Haven't seen it yet but it is possible that the print is absorbing more heat than the trailors and poping out of focus
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Re: Focus Issues with Star Trek? 15 Dec 2002 19:25 #21329

Nemesis seemed *less* grainy than some others I've seen recently. Except for the dune buggy sequence which was deliberately washed out & grainy.
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Re: Focus Issues with Star Trek? 16 Dec 2002 07:46 #21330

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Our print of Drumline seemed very grainy also.
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Re: Focus Issues with Star Trek? 17 Dec 2002 13:03 #21331

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Occasionally, the cinematographer or director have the lab deliberately leave some silver in the print film, to increase contrast and desaturate the colors. Because the added silver absorbs more infrared (heat) energy, the prints may focus differently or be more prone to heat damage:
http://www.theasc.com/magazine/nov98/soupdujour/pg2.htm

I don't know if Star Trek Nemesis used this process.

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