Lightpress has a team of talented colorists and excellent tools for any film originated projects. Consult with our colorists to help guide the appropriate creative and technical choices to complete the vision of your project.


FILM SCANNING TECHNICAL FEATURES

Print, Negative, Interpositive, Internegative
16mm, S16mm, 35mm (2, 3, 4 perf)
16mm scans @ 2K 4:3 (2048 x 1536)
S16mm scans @ 2K 16:9 (2048 x 1152)
35mm scans @ 4K 4:3 (4096 x 3072)
35mm scans @ 4K 16:9 (3840 x 2160)
35mm and 16mm Optical Audio
16mm Magnetic Audio
Scans to ProRes, DNXHR, DPX, Uncompressed


FLAT SCAN / BEST LIGHT / SCENE to SCENE

FLAT SCAN / Providing a grading element with maximum dynamic range for client color finishing.
BEST LIGHT / Allows for one color setting for the average of the reel.
SCENE to SCENE / Making adjustments for color balance of each scene, creating looks.


RATES AND SCHEDULE


SCANNING

SCENE to SCENE grade is charged @ $400 per hour @ 3:1 ratio.
Example: 20 mins of film will take 1hr to grade.
The minimum fee for SCENE to SCENE is $550.

FLAT SCAN / BEST LIGHT grade is charged per foot.
$0.44/ft for 16mm
$0.30/ft for 35mm
The minimum fee for a FLAT SCAN / BEST LIGHT is $400.

PREP

Bench time billed at $75 per hour.
$1 per foot for leader.
$5 per 3” core.
Typical transfer prep would be 10ft head and tail leader and film core.

DELIVERY

You can supply your own drive or a drive can be purchased from Lightpress.
Lightpress sells 1TB USB 3.0 drives for $65.
Files can be sent via FTP @ $0.50 per GB, FTP files will be available for 30 days.
File size estimates:
30min 2K ProRes 4444 approx 90GB
30min 4K ProRes 4444 approx 250GB

SCHEDULE AND BILLING

Turn-around for film scanning is typically 5 business days.
Payment can be made by ACH transfer through Lighpress invoicing links or by check.
There is 5% fee for processing payments with credit card.




FILM SCANNING SAMPLE
 

BENJAMIN POPP

 

 


Standard 16mm 2K scan
Download full-res 7 GB file
Images by: Benjamin Popp
https://vimeo.com/bpopp