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by Mmechanic
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The State of Double Super 8
Replies: 17
Views: 630

Re: The State of Double Super 8

Will2 wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:11 pm
My Kodak rep is looking into it.
I love that.
by Mmechanic
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The State of Double Super 8
Replies: 17
Views: 630

Re: The State of Double Super 8

Know that all Super-8 derives from Double-Super-8. Kodak cuts 70mm, 65mm, 35mm, and 16mm strips from the jumbos. Perforation takes place with the longest possible rolls which are 3,000 or 2,000 feet. It would be the easiest thing for Kodak to wind 100-footers onto daylight spools, give each a sticke...
by Mmechanic
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Beaulieu Service
Replies: 6
Views: 827

Re: Beaulieu Service

Purely mechanical models can be sent to me, I do service spring-drive cameras. Beaulieu M, R, and T are welcome. Hourly rate 90 francs

PM please in case of interest
by Mmechanic
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: How to measure 35mm film length in dark
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: How to measure 35mm film length in dark

You use a synch roller with a counter whose cyphers are painted over with phosphorescing paint. You can also install a lighttight funnel with a little bulb or a LED inside to peep in or a contact switch in conjunction with an electronic counter so installed that its light doesn’t reach the film. May...
by Mmechanic
Thu May 24, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Tripod Talk
Replies: 18
Views: 1117

Re: Tripod Talk

Dead right and a notion discussed already over fifty years ago There are lighter tripods than the Universal (other MIller brother) I showed. Nothing against lighter tripods, monopods, any support or rest In the cinematic language, camera movement has a meaning like a hard cut, like perspective. To m...
by Mmechanic
Thu May 24, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Tripod Talk
Replies: 18
Views: 1117

Re: Tripod Talk

post-35633-0-59127300-1300826380.jpg Many thanks for the subject! As a technician I much too often am not heard. A motion-picture camera belongs on sticks. 999 per mille of what we see in the movie theatres are steady shots. All that hipster, self-declared artists hand camera blurr is an insult and...
by Mmechanic
Sat May 19, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex H16 Rex prism
Replies: 16
Views: 1265

Re: Bolex H16 Rex prism

The double prism of the Paillard-Bolex H RX cameras introduces a longitudinal aberration. Specially calculated and manufactured RX designated lenses have been introduced. Berthiot, Schneider, and Angénieux made RX lenses, too. The longitudinal focus error becomes negligible with lenses of 50 mm foca...
by Mmechanic
Tue May 15, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex h16 camera rattling squeaky noise
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: Bolex h16 camera rattling squeaky noise

Don’t know much about the Pacific Rim scene, Jaakko Kurhi maybe. http://www.jkcamera.com

In any case I take Paillard-Bolex products. A complete overhaul of your camera would cost around $500. I give two years warranty on my work. If you indicate model and serial number, I can quote more precisely.
by Mmechanic
Fri May 04, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Single frame problem
Replies: 10
Views: 891

Re: Single frame problem

Do you need the fader with your single-frame work?
by Mmechanic
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Damaged (flooded) 8mm film
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Re: Damaged (flooded) 8mm film

Have washed many films, flooded footage full of mud, you know, fine sand and else. Now your film seems to be damaged by the mold (fungus) in such a manner that the gelatine bond to the base is attacked. Coating coming off is about the worst state. You cannot fix the image before cleaning. You can tr...
by Mmechanic
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Hit the jackpot!
Replies: 9
Views: 1951

Re: Hit the jackpot!

Got my Bell & Howell Filmo Straight Eight today. The Mytal on it has full closing iris. Only spools are missing.
by Mmechanic
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Film stock for Univex model A8
Replies: 19
Views: 5744

Re: Film stock for Univex model A8

Most everything with the Univex-8 cameras is the other way round than with the others. Main frame or housing is Zamak alloy Film chamber is on the right hand side Film spools not interchangeable, not even with Bell & Howell Filmo Straight Eight Winding key revolves with down-running spring Inverted ...
by Mmechanic
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Film stock for Univex model A8
Replies: 19
Views: 5744

Re: Film stock for Univex model A8

Hey, Wade Your Univex has a governor like all other spring-driven cameras. Without a governor the mechanism would speed up to over 150 frames a second or more, most probably loosing some teeth in the gear train. What does not form part of the mechanics is a positive stop to a spring barrel like a nu...