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by vickersdc
Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Intervalometer for Canon 814XL
Replies: 1
Views: 354

Intervalometer for Canon 814XL

I've just built this intervalometer for my Canon 814XL Electronic, allowing me to shoot a single frame every 0.5 second, up to one every 60 seconds. I can also set the pulse width, which means I can shoot at 18fps for between 0.5sec - 5sec, then pause for 0.5sec - 60sec before shooting another burst...
by vickersdc
Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Canon 814XL Automatic Drive Belt??
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Re: Canon 814XL Automatic Drive Belt??

Shortly after posting my original question, a number of other things got in the way of me doing anything with this camera. I'm now (hopefully) going to get a chance to do something about this apparent slippage. I've only put one roll of film through this camera, and I've another unused roll sitting ...
by vickersdc
Sun May 15, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Canon 814XL Automatic Drive Belt??
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Canon 814XL Automatic Drive Belt??

Having sorted out the problems with my film editor / viewer, I turned my attentions to the fact that about 3/4 of first reel of film had not been exposed(?) My film (Ektachrom 100D) shows the images as being exposed correctly, there then follows about 2" / 50mm of completely clear film, across the e...
by vickersdc
Sun May 15, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Setting up a film viewer / editor...
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: Setting up a film viewer / editor...

OK, I've done it :D On the film sprocket was a small grub screw. I loaded a film into the editor and loosened the grub screw. I could then hold the sprocket knob and turn the sprocket independently of the knob. This allowed me to watch the frame on the screen as I moved the sprocket. Once correct, I...
by vickersdc
Sun May 15, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Setting up a film viewer / editor...
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: Setting up a film viewer / editor...

Unfortunately the Prinz Oxford 400 is only Super-8. There are only two obvious adjustments, a focus knob and a vertical adjustment. There is a 'hidden' adjuster underneath the unit for horizontal adjustment. Both of the latter adjusters just set the picture in the viewer window, neither actually adj...
by vickersdc
Fri May 13, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Setting up a film viewer / editor...
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: Setting up a film viewer / editor...

I'll give it a go, thank you. ... I've tried that, but there is no adjustment there. It does have vertical frame adjustment but that just appears to allow you to centre it on the screen - what I seem to need to do is adjust the actual film gate / sprocket hole alignment. So, it's not a problem centr...
by vickersdc
Fri May 13, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Setting up a film viewer / editor...
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Setting up a film viewer / editor...

Hi, I've got a Prinz Oxford 400 film editor / viewer, but it has a framing error that I can't seem to correct (using the normal controls)... http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3375/5716867580_2de230cf8b.jpg I'm not worried that the horizontal framing is out as that can be adjusted using the adjuster und...
by vickersdc
Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: DIY Matte Box
Replies: 4
Views: 1714

Re: DIY Matte Box

That looks fabulous, really nice work there!
by vickersdc
Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: DIY Matte Box
Replies: 4
Views: 1714

Re: DIY Matte Box

aj wrote:Nice and well done.

If you put the frontgrip at the true front you are likely to need a sportsschool membership because holding up this contraption for more then 30 seconds if going to take an effort :)
:lol:

Yep, that tripod is looking like the way forward!
by vickersdc
Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: DIY Matte Box
Replies: 4
Views: 1714

DIY Matte Box

I've just finished making my matte box for my Canon 814XL Electronic. It allows me to put gels in front of the lens and provides additional shade from the sun. http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5109/5624963666_02916e8317.jpg The next stage is to build a handle that fits on the front rods and a shoulder...
by vickersdc
Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is DSLR the terminator for super 8 and 16mm?
Replies: 137
Views: 11086

Re: Is DSLR the terminator for super 8 and 16mm?

Nnnnooooo! Not anotherfilm vs digital debate. Haven't we got past this yet? Can't we just accept that they are two different mediums, some people prefer digital, some film. Others don't mind which they use as long as they get the effect they're after. Both have their merits, and disadvantages. You p...
by vickersdc
Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Canon 814XL Electronic... problems?
Replies: 10
Views: 1102

Re: Canon 814XL Electronic... problems?

Yeh! It worked. I bought a little 2.5mm mono plug and shorted out the inner & outer, I know that doesn't sound too wise, but the socket inside the camera would just remake the circuit once the remote is removed. Anyway, with the little plug in place, the camera shutter release now works absolutely f...
by vickersdc
Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Filmmaking
Topic: Music video - shooting with super 8
Replies: 4
Views: 5371

Re: Music video - shooting with super 8

I know it's only been a few years since you posted the question, but just in case it helps someone else...

Record the song (just the audio, MP3 for example), then play the MP3 back whilst filming you lip-sync'ing to the recording you just made.

Hope that helps someone?!

Cheers,
David.
by vickersdc
Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Filmmaking
Topic: Editing
Replies: 3
Views: 2022

Re: Editing

I'm really glad that someone asked this question - as I was going to ask the same thing! Having just received my new Super-8 camera, part of the appeal was to return to editing film the traditional way, rather than using a computer. Although I don't want to go completely without the use of a compute...
by vickersdc
Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Canon 814XL Electronic... problems?
Replies: 10
Views: 1102

Re: Canon 814XL Electronic... problems?

I knew my logical thinking and diploma in electrical and electronic engineering wasn't wasted - just a shame it took 20+ years to do something useful with it :wink:

Hope you get your other cameras fixed Charlie.

Cheers,
David.