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Jeremy Butler <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 5 Oct 1994 12:28:13 CDT
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On Tue, 4 Oct 1994 08:33:00 EDT Gorham A Kindem said:
>be the way to go.  Right now the MAC can only access about 2GB
>of storage at a time (one partition) for  nonlinear    editing
>units, using inexpensive software, such as Adobe Premiere, but
>more expensive professional software and hardware editing
>systems, such as AVID, can provide access to an entire film on
>a large hard drive.  It also takes considerable RAM (Random
>Access Memory), at least 32 MB, to make good use of nonlinear
>video editing and capturing software, such as Adobe Premiere with
>Radius VideoVision Studio.
...but, as I understand it, the digitized video that AVID edits
is not "broadcast quality."  At a production house here they edit
on AVID in order to create a rough cut and then have to conform it
to the original Beta video.
Best I can understand it, anyway.
So, if the quality is a bit suspect, perhaps it wouldn't be so hot
for film preservation.
Incidently, at Cinesite (Kodak's new digital SFX house) they can
scan a 35mm print into digital format, manipulate it, and then record
it back to film--with no appreciable loss of quality.
Only problem is, it takes humongo disk space to do this.  A *single*
35mm frame, when digitized, eats up 40 *meg* of disk space.  At
24 fps that means 960 megs per second of film!
          What the great philosophers have said vis-a-vis love (as
          interpreted by Matt Groening):
              Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and
              then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath.
              At night, the ice weasels come.
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