I’m intending (unless someone tells me otherwise ) getting some old family 3" super 8 cine film digitised. The company I’m looking at using will transfer to 10bit uncompressed via a external h/d I provide due to the massive file size and I’ve requested a MiniDV tape version as well (of lesser quality ) as a second archive copy and to be able to view the stuff painlessly, transfer to DVD etc for family and friends involved.
I’m looking at using a Quad core machine to do this and link the external drive up eSATA although I’d be surprised (pleasantly hopefully) that I could view it realtime.
Can blender handle 10bit uncompressed in the sequence editor, including creating the proxies? Or am I looking at FCP? I just want to be able to do the usual NLE stuff on it.
Is it worth getting 10bit uncompressed for super 8? It’s going to cost £50.00 more over MiniDV so I thought if I’m going to get this stuff scanned do it at the highest possible quality I can afford and the 10bit service really is affordable and then make lower quality copies as needed from the MiniDV stuff if I can’t get to the 10bit.
If blender can’t do it, can something like AVISynth handle some of it?
It’s probably not that important for the purpose i want it for, to use the 10bit, I’m sure the MiniDVD stuff would be good enough, it’s not like I’m going to be doing loads of compositing (artefacts) with it or need it for broadcast. lol.