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    Like those recently posted by some fellow CSer....especially the NY series

    Can anyone enlighten is the "x-processed" a std kind of photography technic? Or you guys just name after something that looks cool?

    Why the output must be a little bit greenish like Matrix ?

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    Cross process is actually shooting slides and and developing it like normal negatives. The results are usually super high contrast and psychedelic colours.
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    I have gathered from a few printers that not all shops will cross process for customoer becasue it 'contaminates' the chemical for the rest of their color negatives to be processed. I know that Stanley Lim Color Centre does this, also, Winston Color at Bedok Central is also willing to do it - the only difference is that Winston is using digital printer while SLCC is 'full analogue' , if that's the correct term to use.

    When shooting with x-processing in mind, it is usual practice to over expose by at least 1 stop. Some experienced photog will shoot at +1.5 to +2.5 ev. This is to get the result of wild contrast after processing -- something to the effect like tuning your 'contrast' in PS to very high level.

    Color response is usually unpredictable, this is what makes it fun.


    ANyway, best is to try a roll out for yourself. It's beast any explaiation anyone could ever give
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    Does that means that only slides or film can achive xprocess??? How about digital? Can we play around with the curve???

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    Quote Originally Posted by megaweb
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Kahuna
    Does that means that only slides or film can achive xprocess??? How about digital? Can we play around with the curve???
    The main word here is CROSS. As long as u process the film using other methods be it C41 using E6 or E6 using C41 VV, u are doing the x-processing. Of course, you can also shoot in normal film and process in E6.

    Yes, Joanne from Stanley Lim Color Centre does the x-process development and I am pretty satisfy with the result she did for me! SLCC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Kahuna
    Does that means that only slides or film can achive xprocess??? How about digital? Can we play around with the curve???

    Well, yes, and yes.

    Yes, x-process refers to slides processed with C-41.

    Yes, digital also can produce similar results with all the fantastic PS functions. For digital, this is all I can tell becasue I know next to nothing about PS except it can do lots of wonderful stuff to a picture. If 'analouge' can do it, digital sure can one

    You can always borrow a slr and load it with a roll of reversal. It is quite fun to watch the result for the first tiem becasue you will not know how the result would be like exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Kahuna
    Does that means that only slides or film can achive xprocess??? How about digital? Can we play around with the curve???
    Yes you may, do a google search, have some photoshop actions for cross-processing effect.

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    Cool...learned something new again today

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    Can X-process be done at any C41 labs?
    I will try a few rolls of slides this weekend and do the xprocess
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    Quote Originally Posted by icarus
    Can X-process be done at any C41 labs?
    I will try a few rolls of slides this weekend and do the xprocess
    Not all labs do x-process, I would recommend Joanne from SLCC. When shooting for x-process, you need to over-exposed ur film by at least one stop.

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    KTDI also does cross processing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icarus
    Can X-process be done at any C41 labs?
    I will try a few rolls of slides this weekend and do the xprocess
    Hi fellow DT'er..hheee, you can refer to my first post to this thread.

    Got F6?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamtheatre
    Hi fellow DT'er..hheee, you can refer to my first post to this thread.

    Got F6?
    Still saving for F6.. hahaa...
    In the meantime, i am enjoying my F100... great camera!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamtheatre
    When shooting with x-processing in mind, it is usual practice to over expose by at least 1 stop. Some experienced photog will shoot at +1.5 to +2.5 ev. This is to get the result of wild contrast after processing -- something to the effect like tuning your 'contrast' in PS to very high level.
    Exposure depends on the film used as well as the processing time to yield different results. Some many push the film that are correctly exposed. Yah, you can say its like taking a shot in the dark. A lot of experimentation involved. It also pays to do your own processing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icarus
    Still saving for F6.. hahaa...
    You are becoming an equipment nut.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by litefoot
    You are becoming an equipment nut.....
    litefoot icarus

    haha... following your footsteps..
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