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15:54 Feb 14, 2011
English to German translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Cinema, Film, TV, Drama
Additional field(s): Cinema, Film, TV, Drama
English term or phrase: answer print
Definition from Wikipedia:
Answer print refers to the first version of a given motion picture that is printed to film after color correction on an interpositive. It is also the first version of the movie printed to film with the sound properly synced to the picture. Answer prints are created during the post-production process after editing, dubbing and other related audio work and special effects sequences have been finished or completed to a degree satisfactory for pre-release viewing. They are used by the filmmaker and studio to ensure that the work going in to the film during the post-production process is cohesive with the final goals for the project. In effect, it is a post-edit editing where the filmmaker can observe and direct the course of the film's final look and feel as it pertains to color correction, sound and special effects elements and overall pacing/editing. Pre-release screenings for test audiences are often run from late answer print copies of the film, as more often than not the filmmaker is using the screening as a way to help direct the final choices he/she will make regarding the finished project. When the last answer print is approved and finalized, it is used to make an internegative from which the release prints are struck.

Example sentence(s):
  • This is done to eliminate minor errors in A&B preparation which could cause an expensive answer print to be no good Color Lab
  • Would an answer print be sharper than a workprint, and if so would the difference be noticeable enough to invalidate a lens test? Cinematography.com
  • After viewing the new answer print, director Robert Altman commented that the restored print looked just as good as his 1970 original. CBS Interactive
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Nullkopie


Definition from Cineforen:
Nullkopie: Das erste Negativ eines von einem Film gezogene Kopie

Example sentence(s):
  • Nach der Visionierung der Nullkopie, zusammen mit dem Kunden, werden eventuelle Farb- oder Dichtekorrekturen besprochen. Die Kopie die daraus erfolgt wird Korrekturkopie genannt. - Belle Nuit  
  • Nullkopie (engl. Answer print) ist ein Fachausdruck aus der Filmpostproduktion und beschreibt das erste Positiv zur Licht-, Farb- und Schnittbestimmung. Die Nullkopie ist bei analogem Film die erste Kopie vom Kameranegativ, in welcher Licht und Farbe bestimmt sind, und entspricht der Endfassung des Schnitts, von welcher die Filmkopien gezogen werden. - Wikipedia  
  • Die erste vom endgültig geschnittenen Negativ gezogene Positivkopie, die zur Beurteilung und Korrektur von Licht- und Farbwerten dient, nennt sich Nullkopie. - Bender Verlag  

Explanation:
Enzyclo (http://www.enzyklo.de/Begriff/Nullkopie) also supports this term as translation for answer print.
Benjamin Rosendahl
Israel
Local time: 13:13
Native speaker of: German

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Nullkopie


Definition from Vierundzwanzig.de:
"Nullkopie" bezeichnet die erste Kopie vom fertig geschnittenen Kameraoriginal (Negativ- bzw. Umkehrfilm).

Example sentence(s):
  • Die erste fertig montierte Version eines Films wird als Nullkopie bezeichnet. Sie dient der Prüfung der Licht- und Farbwerte. - Vierundzwanzig.de--Wissensportal  
  • Erstkopie: Auch Nullkopie genannt; vom abgezogenen Negativ- oder Umkehroriginal mit Licht- und Farbausgleich gezogene Kopie; kann noch Mängel im Lichtausgleich und in der Farbabstimmung aufweisen. - Akademie Video - Glossar  
  • Nullkopie (engl. Answer print) ist ein Fachausdruck aus der Filmpostproduktion und beschreibt das erste Positiv zur Licht-, Farb- und Schnittbestimmung. Die Nullkopie ist bei analogem Film die erste Kopie vom Kameranegativ (sic--should read "Kameraoriginal"--since the original can be either negative or reversal film!), in welcher Licht und Farbe bestimmt sind, und entspricht der Endfassung des Schnitts, von welcher die Filmkopien gezogen werden. - Wikipedia  

Explanation:
The previous definition for "Nullkopie" is (like Wikipedia.de's) incorrect ("erste Negativ"--the original needn't be a negative). And (aside from the faulty grammar) "eines von einem Film gezogene Kopie" is imprecise.
Lonnie Legg
Germany
Local time: 22:13
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
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