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Our process

When you contact Cineclair Productions you will be talking to the person who will ultimately transfer your movies, if you so desire we are happy to provide you with a sample transfer of your movies to make you more acquainted with our process and quality.

What is Aerial Image?

Looking at some transfer facility web sites, there appears to be a lot of misinformation about what constitutes "aerial image" One web site refers to an "aerial projection box", comprising a mirror and a screen, this is patently false and misleading.

Aerial Image is a total lens-based system comprising 2 PRECISION FIELD LENS and a collimating lens, with NO SCREEN Some facilities claim to employ Aerial Image techniques utilizing a single condenser lens, This is not true aerial Image. It is imperative that the image is "aerially" condensed between the 2 field lens in order to provide the clarity that a true Aerial Image Multiplexer delivers in conjunction with the latest broadcast high definition wide screen studio camera.

The main advantage that our Aerial Image Telecine Multiplexer has over the commonly used practices such as rear or front projection is there is no " hot spot " and no imprint of the screen visible.

How Does Our Process Work?

As previously mentioned, our Aerial Image Telecine Multiplexer provides for high-quality images, when combined with specially modified cine projectors and a broadcast studio camera with remote control.

Our transfer facility utilizes a broadcast high definition widescreen studio camera thus ensuring optimum resolution, colour and signal to noise.

There are quite a few facilities offering a professional telecine transfer service using a camera or scanner with a single chip (CCD), this in no way will match the quality of a 3 chip CMOS 1080 p studio camera with remote adjustment for luminance, pedestal and colour correction.

This where our process delivers a result that is faithful to the original film, unlike other processes including "Frame by Frame" that relies on computer software to compensate for discrepancies in exposure and colour variations after the film is transferred. It is imperative for luminance settings to be adjusted in REAL-TIME as the film runs through the gate, with manual control over colour gain and black level, otherwise, you are left with scenes that are either under exposed or over exposed.

Our Aerial Image system fed by a high luminance halogen light source allows us more flexibility in handling and improving films that are under exposed, without compromising the depth of field. The high wattage globes we use in no way will burn the film as we employ opalised diffusion glass to dissipate any heat generated

The next component in our transfer process is outputting the image to the recording hardware, what output do we use?

Our process utilizes an SDI output from the telecine through to an H.264 USB Recorder, that is why we are able to deliver such high-quality images.

Some transfer methods output to video tape and then to DVD, thus achieving only VHS quality on DVD and not achieving the potential that DVD and digital mediums offer.

You have the right as a potential client to ask any questions you deem relevant and to actually view sample transfers or even 1 minute of your own film, to satisfy to yourself that you are going to receive a value for money transfer.

Genealogy and Historical Archiving

Cineclair Productions as specialists in telecine transfers have provided a comprehensive service for genealogists, historical societies, schools and sporting organisations

Because of our experience, attention to detail and specialist equipment we have transferred many old and rare films including 9.5mm and 16mm dating back to the mid-1920s that have been an integral part of family history and historical archives.

Transferring these films to DVD we are able to provide menus that chronicle personal and historical events guaranteeing their preservation.

Evolution of Home Movies in Australia

Home movie making became popular in the mid-1920s with 16mm and 9.5mm being used by amateur movie makers.

STD 8mm was first used in the late 1930s through to the late1970s.

super 8mm was first used in the early 1960s and is still being shot today although Kodak closed their processing facility in Australia in the late 1980s.

Now is the time to have your collection of movie film transferred to DVD, we are enthusiastic about the service we offer. Call or email Rob or Prue today for information about our services and costs.

To check out more examples of transfers going down to bottom of page and click on our You Tube channel.

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