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Bob Minge
Film Handler

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From: Fergus Falls, MN, USA
Registered: Aug 2000

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I found this in from Jeffry L. Johnson.

I inspected and assembled a print of _Nurse Betty_ for a screening Friday
morning. It's labeled Quad format but reel 3 has no SDDS. Reels 1, 2, 4,
5, and 6 all have SDDS. Dolby SR*D and DTS are on all reels. No DTS
discs, though.

I also had another curiosity on a print of _Girlfight_, which is Dolby SR
and SDDS. Reel 6 has bogus Dolby Digital data blocks. The center
portion, where the Dolby logo normally is, has a pulse cycle that repeats
every 7 blocks. Of course, someone who previously ran this print
obliterated on every reel the first 50 feet or so of the SDDS P-track with
opaque white paint. So much for the only digital sound on that print.

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Brad Miller

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From: Plano, TX (36.2 miles NW of Rockwall)
Registered: May 99

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Those are trade screening prints. I'm sure they will get those problems fixed before the actual release happens.

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Leo Enticknap
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From: Loma Linda, CA
Registered: Jul 2000

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Film info, for the record...

6 reels
10,175 ft/113 minutes
SR/SR-D/DTS only on the print I had (no SDDS, although there is an SDDS logo on the end of the credits).

Two gremlins: (i) there were no changeover dots on my print at all, and (ii) the frame line is very thick and clear, as if from an optical printer. You need to have the rack set very precisely to avoid getting the frame line on the screen.

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John Pytlak
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From: Rochester, NY 14650-1922
Registered: Jan 2000

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Clear framelines usually indicate that an optical printer was used when printing from a negative or duplicate negative. Leaving that material in the printing negative without "burning in" the framelines to make them opaque in the release print is poor practice. Using an optical printer to print from a master positive (interpositive)results in opaque framelines.

John P. Pytlak, Senior Technical Specialist
Worldwide Technical Services, Entertainment Imaging
Eastman Kodak Company
Research Labs, Building 69, Room 7419
Rochester, New York, 14650-1922 USA
Tel: 716-477-5325 Fax: 716-722-7243

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