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IMAX DMR (3 replies and 1 comment)

DoP Wong
3 months ago
DoP Wong 3 months ago

Dear Roger,

I know that some of the films you'd shot went through the process of IMAX's digital remastering. Could you please share a little bit about the remastering process itself? 

Furthermore, I see that certain films that weren't shot in IMAX are blown-up to IMAX 70mm prints, the latest one being Joker. Are there any benefits to this process?

Thanks.

Roger Deakins
3 months ago
Roger Deakins 3 months ago

Well, I have done IMAX DIs for a few films and there was nothing so complicated in doing them. It is just a matter of timing the images on the right screen and at the right brightness. Shooting with an Alexa at open gate there is no need for a blow up as you can use the extra area top and bottom to get to the right format without a crop.

DoP Wong
3 months ago

So are you saying that IMAX DIs don't add anything to the original image?

Roger Deakins
3 months ago
Roger Deakins 3 months ago

We do the IMAX DI ourselves. There is a brightness adjustment but that is about all we do. IMAX has their own translation but we find it unnecessary and the image a little harsh.

DoP Wong
3 months ago
DoP Wong 3 months ago

Thanks for the insight Roger!

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