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Alberto_D

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This looks like the best transfer for a such old 16mm emulsion camera negative I ever saw on video. Judging from screen captures. I didn't image a 45 year old 16mm film could have such details. Looks as good or sometimes a bit better than some transfers from 35mm prints .

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Season-of-the-Witch-Blu-ray/183938/#Screenshots

"Season of the Witch (aka Hungry Wives) has been restored by Arrow Films and is presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.37:1 with mono sound. The original 16mm AB camera negative was scanned in 4K resolution on a pin-registered Arriscan at OCN Digital. The film was graded on a Baselight and restored using a combination of software tools and techniques at Deluxe Restoration, London. The original mono soundtrack was transferred from the optical negative elements. "

If a 4K transfer make difference for 16mm (suposing it make a difference) camera negative of decades ago, would be right top presume a 8K transfer for a 35mm camera negative could make some difference ?
 
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This looks like the best transfer for a such old 16mm emulsion camera negative I ever saw on video. Judging from screen captures. I didn't image a 45 year old 16mm film could have such details. Looks as good or sometimes a bit better than some transfers from 35mm prints .

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Season-of-the-Witch-Blu-ray/183938/#Screenshots

"Season of the Witch (aka Hungry Wives) has been restored by Arrow Films and is presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.37:1 with mono sound. The original 16mm AB camera negative was scanned in 4K resolution on a pin-registered Arriscan at OCN Digital. The film was graded on a Baselight and restored using a combination of software tools and techniques at Deluxe Restoration, London. The original mono soundtrack was transferred from the optical negative elements. "

If a 4K transfer make difference for 16mm (suposinf it make a difference) camera negative of decades ago, would be right top presume a 8K transfer for a 35mm camera negative could make some difference ?

NO!
 

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This looks like the best transfer for a such old 16mm emulsion camera negative I ever saw on video. Judging from screen captures. I didn't image a 45 year old 16mm film could have such details. Looks as good or sometimes a bit better than some transfers from 35mm prints .

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Season-of-the-Witch-Blu-ray/183938/#Screenshots

"Season of the Witch (aka Hungry Wives) has been restored by Arrow Films and is presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.37:1 with mono sound. The original 16mm AB camera negative was scanned in 4K resolution on a pin-registered Arriscan at OCN Digital. The film was graded on a Baselight and restored using a combination of software tools and techniques at Deluxe Restoration, London. The original mono soundtrack was transferred from the optical negative elements. "

If a 4K transfer make difference for 16mm (suposinf it make a difference) camera negative of decades ago, would be right top presume a 8K transfer for a 35mm camera negative could make some difference ?

Those are not highly resolved images.
 

Alberto_D

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Thank you both for the imput.

Well, why to spend extra money with a 4K transfer if 2K it's enough for 16mm from early 70's ?
Is a matter of density ? Someone told me extra resolution could help to get more information for for fixes like color correction, flicker corretion, despite add no more image details for resolution.
 

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The only thing that would make an appreciable difference about the 4K scan of Season of the Witch is something that has nothing to do with 4K scanning at all: this is a pin-registered scan, which would improve the steadiness of the image and thus not introduce any of the artifacts associated with a bobbing and weaving element.
 

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