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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Holland View Post
    Solitaires are a bit archaic, but they are still out there recording primarily larger than VistaVision formats mainly for IMAX releases. Don't know what they take per frame these days as I left that part of things long ago, but back then it was about 1.5 minutes or so per 70mm frame to record.
    I asked about Solitaire when I was at ILM in 2004, and they kind of shrugged and said they had one in storage but they didn't use it anymore. I think the Arri laser recorders pretty much killed it (and Quantel Domino), plus the market for recording out to film is greatly diminished these days.

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    Deluxe used Marcie way back. At R&H we used the Kodak LAD girl you have there. Never found out who she was, but it really depends on where you were working who your China/Leader/or whatever girl was. Marcie and her I think were the most common in Hollywood at least when I was coming up.
    We had a custom D.I. chart at Technicolor, but I don't have permission to post it. Everybody in LA has their own proprietary setup leaders and so on -- EFilm's is particularly impressive.

    But as far as a Focus Chart goes (which is what the o.p. asked for), I think Arri is the best bet. I regret that there are a lot of young cinematographers that don't shoot color charts or framing charts at the beginning of the day, because they're infinite useful in post later on. I like to use them just as a check, to make sure we haven't screwed anything up during the final color session.
    marc wielage, csi colorist/post consultant daVinci Resolve Certified Trainer
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    The fiddle head chart from DSC is an interesting take on the star chart.

    BBC Chart 61 had it's uses, but you need something a bit more inclusive for better skin coverage. They nailed the neutral gray background/dress though. Helps on the scopes.

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    The new charts with Vanta Black are impressive, used to be a big problem getting good blacks with clunky velvet boxs strapped on.
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