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by themagickite
Sun May 01, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Okay, now I see the source of the HD problem....
Replies: 11
Views: 2651

Re: Okay, now I see the source of the HD problem....

It's not surprising that DVDs look better over HDMI, it's a digital format being sent over a digital connector to a digital TV, rather than being converted to an analog signal and back again which would degrade the image, but all those image enhancers are going to degrade the image too! So Roger, tu...
by themagickite
Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Okay, now I see the source of the HD problem....
Replies: 11
Views: 2651

Re: Okay, now I see the source of the HD problem....

this is usually a default option on the TV, i think sony call it motion flow... i always turn it off every house i go to, even if i don't really know the people. remember hdmi is not to blame, it's just a harmless port, it's the software in the screen which is to blame. all those black correctors, m...
by themagickite
Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Super8 E100D Transfer of Rez Chart
Replies: 15
Views: 2187

Re: Super8 E100D Transfer of Rez Chart

I really like the feel of lower framerates, 24 seems like a very normal framerate for me, dialing down the projector to 18 gives that magic super8 look for me. but i definitely agree that we should all experiment as much as possible so that we can be the most happy with our images. I was just today ...
by themagickite
Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: leicina special filter and wide screen gate mod
Replies: 0
Views: 749

leicina special filter and wide screen gate mod

Ok so i just got my leicina special, i finally understand what people mean when they say it's well built! There are a few things i've noticed after initial inspection The main thing confirms what i read somewhere on this forum before, when you switch out the 85a color correction filter another color...
by themagickite
Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:43 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The end is near.
Replies: 57
Views: 15557

Re: The end is near.

MovieStuff i get your point about S8 camera options, i'd not really thought about it that way before. However it very obvious now that i think about it, and i guess (if i'm totally honest with myself) I apply the same level of consumption urge that i criticize digital for encouraging, to my own purc...
by themagickite
Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Great news! You HAVE to use your old 35mm camera now!
Replies: 30
Views: 4103

Re: Great news! You HAVE to use your old 35mm camera now!

I've often thought about this idea of cramming a digital sensor into a super8 cart. I reckon it would be really awesome and really useful. there are two ways i can imagine it being done without modifying the camera to be used. method 1 you create a cart that records a video stream, this cart can onl...
by themagickite
Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The end is near.
Replies: 57
Views: 15557

Re: The end is near.

I mean, let's be clear: There is really no practical , commercial reason for the digi-film companies to make their product any better than it currently is. They could simply wait for film to die on the vine and then we'd be "stuck" with whatever state that digital looks. That's a pretty awful scena...
by themagickite
Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: print film: what is it? and can you shoot on it?
Replies: 20
Views: 2660

Re: print film: what is it? and can you shoot on it?

wow 6 iso? crazy, you'd need sooo much light!
yeah i know it's not c41, but you might be able to process it in c41 chemistry as there is no remjet to worry about.
by themagickite
Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: print film: what is it? and can you shoot on it?
Replies: 20
Views: 2660

print film: what is it? and can you shoot on it?

looking at the kodak catalog i came across this: "KODAK VISION Color Print Film / 3383 / VCP628 / 16 mm x 2000 ft roll / On Core / Super 8 (1-3) / 2R-1667 16 mm with Super 8 Perforations" assuming you cut it up into 100ft rolls, would you be able to shoot this on a DS8 camera? if so what would the I...
by themagickite
Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New 8mm projector from JAPAN
Replies: 17
Views: 28561

is this the only NEW S8 projector on the market?

I still reckon it'd be cool if someone came out with a projector that is also a camera.
by themagickite
Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:37 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: telecine using a 24p camera?
Replies: 6
Views: 1242

telecine using a 24p camera?

i was just wondering if anyone's tried using something like a canon HV20 in 24p mode filming a 24fps projection?
by themagickite
Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:52 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Makeshift Telecine using D-SLR
Replies: 10
Views: 1562

another issue is that the exposure of each frame can vary slightly, so when you watch the movie back it kinda pulses (or at least so i hear) apparently this has something to do with the aperture, and can be remedied by using an all manual lens or by tricking the camera by obstructing the contacts be...
by themagickite
Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:53 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Any hope of getting DS8 color negative?
Replies: 8
Views: 1582

i spoke to wittner a while back and they said that they'd be happy to put the DS8 perforations in if you sent them some unperforated 16mm. the only realistic way of acquiring unperfed colour neg 16mm that i could find is to slit it down yourself from 35mm. it is possible to order it direct form koda...
by themagickite
Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:03 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Movie Theaters in Big Trouble
Replies: 39
Views: 6027

i think in recent years TV shows are often much more interesting than their cinema counterparts IMO heroes is miles ahead of all the super hero movies made in the last few years. with TVs getting bigger, TV shows can be shot more like films, with more than 1 wide shot per episode. and 16:9 being th...
by themagickite
Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:31 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Movie Theaters in Big Trouble
Replies: 39
Views: 6027

i think in recent years TV shows are often much more interesting than their cinema counterparts IMO heroes is miles ahead of all the super hero movies made in the last few years. with TVs getting bigger, TV shows can be shot more like films, with more than 1 wide shot per episode. and 16:9 being the...