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by Will2
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: 16mm

Guess I've had a couple overachieving ones. Not quote a whole roll but more than 40ft in my experience. Big difference between that one and the Russian K3 that I seemed to be always winding.
by Will2
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Wolverine 8mm and Super 8 Movie Reels to Digital MovieMaker
Replies: 36
Views: 12049

Re: Wolverine 8mm and Super 8 Movie Reels to Digital MovieMaker

Good to hear from someone who's actually used one and it's basically what I would have expected. Just barely good enough to see what you have maybe but not to actually do much with.
by Will2
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview
Replies: 95
Views: 52702

Re: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview

So the price is a little tough considering a really good Super 8 camera & lens can be had for $500 or less, BUT...a good DSL can be in the $2500 range pretty easily and considering the work and tech going into it, its not unreasonable. Where they can redeem themselves is on the processing and transf...
by Will2
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: 16mm

My favorite "old" 16mm camera is the Kodak K100. It can shoot almost a whole 100' roll with one winding.
by Will2
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Wolverine 8mm and Super 8 Movie Reels to Digital MovieMaker
Replies: 36
Views: 12049

Re: Wolverine 8mm and Super 8 Movie Reels to Digital MovieMaker

The only reason these are tempting to me is the price...about what one batch of quality film scans winds up costing. Would be nice to have something to preview reels in the digital world.
by Will2
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: kodak
Replies: 28
Views: 2122

Re: kodak

Guessing this will be good news as they would try to bury or at least not promote bad news.

From Kodak November 8:
Tune in next week for an update on Ektachrome. Only on #TheKodakery podcast.
https://twitter.com/Kodak/status/928276037397606402
by Will2
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: kodak
Replies: 28
Views: 2122

Re: kodak

50D is sold out on their site. If it comes back, all is well. If it gets discontinued, then if worry. I don't think they're sold out...try calling the 800 number. That retail web site has always been a little strange about products coming on and off. Fascinating that B&H is selling Super 8 film for...
by Will2
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Customer review: Universal 2K
Replies: 10
Views: 1053

Re: Customer review: Universal 2K

Great news. I love the modular aspect that allows for camera upgrades. Honestly, that's the only piece that could become "obsolete" and with you providing upgrades when there's a leap in camera tech, the system is future proof. Bravo.
by Will2
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Film storage
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: Film storage

There's a white paper somewhere about best practices but be careful with metal cans for long term storage because the film needs to breathe and they can be close to airtight. Our local lab always used pizza type cardboard boxes because they prevent harmful chemical buildup from aging film. https://w...
by Will2
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm Transfer Grading, Pay or Play?
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: 16mm Transfer Grading, Pay or Play?

When I first started doing film transfers like 10 years ago, I would sit in a transfer studio with a colorist and they would work that film until it looked amazing. That was back in the SD days. We'd do things like squeeze the transfer to get an anamorphic SD file since most of what I was doing then...
by Will2
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The 16mm to HD, 4K or 2k Question
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Re: The 16mm to HD, 4K or 2k Question

Don't go mom & pop...find a transfer house with good equipment that can make a good deal on that volume. Lasergraphics if you can find one near you. It will be worth the effort and cost.
by Will2
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Where do you send your lenses in for cleaning?
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Where do you send your lenses in for cleaning?

If you live near a major city you should check for rental houses. The best ones usually have a lens tech on staff and maybe you can get them to help you for beer or a reasonable fee. In Dallas MPS has a decent lens tech. Dulcos is probably your best and most reliable bet, you can try also try Cinema...
by Will2
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Transferring 16mm Prints
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: Transferring 16mm Prints

Tscan wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:50 pm
I've posted a couple on Vimeo but i'm not worried about anything over copy rights since i'm sharing it for free.
You're a brave soul. I wouldn't suggest doing that.
by Will2
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is Kodachrome still processed ANYWHERE in the world?
Replies: 7
Views: 648

Re: Is Kodachrome still processed ANYWHERE in the world?

No more chemicals = no more processing.

Dwayne's would have loved to keep processing Kodachrome since they were the only place left in the world but Kodak killed it.
by Will2
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Transferring 16mm Prints
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: Transferring 16mm Prints

Is it safe to go ahead an copy a commercial 16mm film for a customer? I can only yell you what happened to us... Now that I think about it, how crazy that these days people are CONSTANTLY shooting the TV set and posting clips from major networks on YouTube. Yet you get a cease and desist letter. Bu...