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[filmscanners] Re: Real-World Scene Brightness Range



On Sun, 12 May 2002 15:49:32 -0600  Stan McQueen (stan@smcqueen.com) wrote:

>
> OB SCANNING: Assuming the film can capture the scene, how do you scan
> such
> extended range scenes? Does your scanner cover such a large range without
> compression?

Don't mix up scene brightness range with dye density range. Negs represent
the former as a very compressed ODR, and I've had no difficulty scanning
C41 negs which had a 14 stop range in the original scene. Though always
they will look flat and horrible unless I combine one set of adjustments
for shadows and midtones with another for highlights.

Regards

Tony Sleep
http://www.halftone.co.uk - Online portfolio & exhibit; + film scanner info
& comparisons
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