Wednesday, June 21, 2006

2 perf techniscope - negative real estate comparison

So this is a comparison of film formats according to their respective negative space.

Techniscope or 2-perf is marked in red, the next biggest rectangle after the super 16 frame.

This is not an EXACT comparison when it comes to 2-perf, but close enough for reference.

There are some formats missing on this chart, such as 3-perf super 35mm (in 1.85 or 2.35), but you'd be able to estimate using the full frame S35 as a guide.

It becomes clear, for example, why shooting 2-perf for 1.33 is not really a viable option (might as well shoot 16 and get close to the same negative surface area), and how shooting 2-perf SUPER will yield too much of a 'widescreen' image.


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