Film Restoration and Fade-Outs

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  1. ScottR

    ScottR Cinematographer

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    Why are fade-outs on restored films faster on dvd? Like with "Snow White" the film fades on the frame faster and cuts out a few frames. I also noticed this on "I Love Lucy." Does it have anything to do with corrected contrast levels?
     
  2. Jay Pennington

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    Yes, that is one explanation, especially when it's fading to true black rather than whatever dupey mess we're used to.

    It's also possible in the editing a new fade was placed on top of the old one.
     
  3. Eric Huffstutler

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    Jay,

    I think you have something with the replacement fade. It is very hard for restoration software to distinguish flaws in fades so they probably created a new clean fade.

    Eric
     
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    This is dependent upon the elements per each production and the problems found therein.

    As negatives are cut in different manners, and fades and dissolves may either be built in or created for each print or printing element, there is no easy answer for this.

    RAH
     

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