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by richard p. t.
Mon May 01, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Any way to do sync sound?
Replies: 18
Views: 3085

Re: Any way to do sync sound?

Do note that the auricon in the eBay link doesn't have an amp for the optical sound. That amp is for magnetic striped film
by richard p. t.
Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Can I shoot 500 T with my autoexposure-only camera?
Replies: 2
Views: 728

Re: Can I shoot 500 T with my autoexposure-only camera?

Sure you can. In low light, a camera that does 'read' 500t would specify the widest aperture anyway. So even if your camera doesn't read the size of the 500t notch, as long as it's low light it will be fine.
by richard p. t.
Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Retro Enterprises 8 mm punching and slitting machine
Replies: 3
Views: 1076

Re: Retro Enterprises 8 mm punching and slitting machine

Wow! How excellent. Thanks for posting
by richard p. t.
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Hello from FILM Ferrania!
Replies: 91
Views: 19625

Re: Hello from FILM Ferrania!

And is it a clear acetate base or a grey base? It's bw negative film which is usually on a grey base but they may not have grey. Clear would make it better for reversal use. It's a grey base. You can see it pretty clearly here: http://www.filmferrania.it/news/2016/in-the-loop You have grey acetate ...
by richard p. t.
Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Hello from FILM Ferrania!
Replies: 91
Views: 19625

Re: Hello from FILM Ferrania!

Regarding perforation, however, it is a matter of Ferrania having the time and resources to set them up. They plan on that of course. But not all battles can be fought at once. Ferrania have said that they are prioritising emulsion making and coating in the first instance. That makes sense and is un...
by richard p. t.
Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Hello from FILM Ferrania!
Replies: 91
Views: 19625

Re: Hello from FILM Ferrania!

And is it a clear acetate base or a grey base? It's bw negative film which is usually on a grey base but they may not have grey. Clear would make it better for reversal use.
by richard p. t.
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Any way to do sync sound?
Replies: 18
Views: 3085

Re: Any way to do sync sound?

Well, with a lot of money you could buy a GS1200 projector which is capable of being slaved to an external pulse track. Not just money but also a lot of fiddling and effort I'm afraid. But there is a sense in which it is theoretically possible.
by richard p. t.
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Hello from FILM Ferrania!
Replies: 91
Views: 19625

Re: Hello from FILM Ferrania!

You website seems to be down. Maybe maintenance overnight or something.

But I worked back from a previous update and found ...

YOU GUYS HAVE MADE A PANCHROMATIC FILM STOCK! How excellent! That is real progress. Well done!
regards from Australia
richard
by richard p. t.
Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Any way to do sync sound?
Replies: 18
Views: 3085

Re: Any way to do sync sound?

Short answer is no I'm afraid.
There could be people suggesting long answers...
by richard p. t.
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: UN54 R8 developing tips wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 817

Re: UN54 R8 developing tips wanted

Hi I think you will probably find that d76 is too low contrast a developed for bw reversal. It will give you a positive but it will bad a low contrast positive. Even dektol (4 min 21 degrees) is too low contrast. Most diy users mix up d19 for bw reversal. If it has to be an off the shelf developer t...
by richard p. t.
Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:58 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Hello from FILM Ferrania!
Replies: 91
Views: 19625

Re: Hello from FILM Ferrania!

Hi David, thanks for joining this forum! I agree heartily that 'something beautiful' is the correct objective over technical specs. It also makes a lot of sense that as the company progresses with making batches of emulsion, there might be the possibility to improve it or change some of its properti...
by richard p. t.
Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:09 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Film exposed at the beginning of the reel?
Replies: 1
Views: 636

Re: Film exposed at the beginning of the reel?

At 18 fps you would need to shoot for 0.16 seconds to get past the 3 frames that are already exposed. There are about five frames in total that are exposed, but the first lets say two frames are already past the center of the film window so no need to count them! In short, no, you don't need to worr...
by richard p. t.
Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Could use a little help processing film as reversal.
Replies: 28
Views: 8005

Re: Could use a little help processing film as reversal.

Yes that's d19. Since Kodak stopped making it most people who use it now mix their own. It's cheap and easy to mix your own. Yes dektol is a paper dev. It's only advantage for reversal processing is that it is available prepackaged. Otherwise it is less than optimal. You can't get d94a prepackaged e...
by richard p. t.
Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Could use a little help processing film as reversal.
Replies: 28
Views: 8005

Re: Could use a little help processing film as reversal.

Hi there
The issue is the developer you are using. D76 is too low contrast for developer. The usual developer used for home processing of reversal black and white is d19.
The Kodak specified developer is d94a. You can get away with dektol for 4 min at about 21 degrees c.
by richard p. t.
Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:19 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm frame enlargement macro adapter thingy?
Replies: 4
Views: 933

16mm frame enlargement macro adapter thingy?

Hi all, I know there used to be little adapter thingies you could use to hold a 16mm frame for the purposes of making a frame enlargement onto 35mm film. I don't have one of these but I'd like to find one for a project I'm doing with my nephew. Does anybody have one spare by any chance? Or else know...