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Still Specs for Scanning Images to use in Video Editing

Still Specs for Scanning Images to use in Video Editing
– Scan as close to 4000 pixels in either direction, without going over. For example, if you scan an 8.5” x 11” sheet of paper, it should be about 2909w x 4000h in total pixel count. This would be a dpi of about 363
– Avid and Final Cut Pro both have difficulty working with image sizes larger than 4000 pixels in any direction. 
– One dpi setting will not be useful for all scanned images. Please adjust your dpi so that is as close to 4000 pixels in either direction without going over. 
 – All images must be saved in RGB, not grayscale, CMYK or any color space other than RGB. Most systems will not be able to work with anything other than RGB color space. 
– File format should be either .tiff (TIFF) or .tga (Targa). 
– Tiff’s should be saved as 8bit, uncompressed, in Mac byte order. 
– Targas should be saved 32bit, uncompressed. 

This will produce and image file that can be used in SD or HD and be enlarged as much as 208% for HD and 555% for SD with out degradation. Also it will offer a format that is useful in, Final Cut Pro After Effects, Avid and a bunch of other software. 

Patti Smith: Dream of Life trailer

Patti Smith: Dream Of Life, A film by Steven Sebring
Trailer edited by Charlie Kirby

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I worked as the Online Assistant Editor on this film.  Being that I was an essential part of the process of finishing this documentary; and being that I am a fan of Patti Smith, I thought it would be great to make a trailer for this film, which honors one of the most artistic and influential voices in American music and poetry.  This trailer is my own individual work, and is not the official studio trailer.

Patti Smith: Dream of Life was a winner of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival Excellence in Cinematography Award: Documentary

We onlined this with the Avid DS Nitris.