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by Tommy
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Film Prices
Replies: 58
Views: 4618

Re: Kodak Film Prices

Back in the 70s, 50' super 8 film/processing was 1/3 the cost of same emulsion in 100' 16mm with processing. Just some food for thought.
by Tommy
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Film Prices
Replies: 58
Views: 4618

Re: Kodak Film Prices

Back in the 70s, 50' super 8 film/processing was 1/3 the cost of same emulsion in 100" 16mm. Just some food for thought.
by Tommy
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The Future of Film
Replies: 6
Views: 1358

The Future of Film

very revealing interview with executive of Kodak motion pix division
https://cheddar.com/videos/film-is-stil ... igital-age
by Tommy
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Even a reporter for the NYTimes doesn’t know the difference between film and Video
Replies: 3
Views: 2032

Re: Even a reporter for the NYTimes doesn’t know the difference between film and Video

NY Times is an American newspaper in New York City.
The younger generation does not remember film . Many times on Ebay I have spotted reel to reel tape recorders being sold as film projectors in the movie projector category.
by Tommy
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Stock price sky rockets!
Replies: 1
Views: 1018

Kodak Stock price sky rockets!

The big news was the whipping 119% gain in Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:KODK) after the company announced it would use blockchain technology to help photographers secure their digital rights. ......financial newsfeed 1/9/18
There is some big money that believes Kodak has a bright future.
by Tommy
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: kodak
Replies: 42
Views: 15829

Re: kodak

Stock prices can be manipulated by market makers on the floor as well as large institutional stock holders who bailed out seeking greener pastures. The critical thing is business is profits not gross revenue. Would you rather own a business that grossed 100 million dollars in sales but showed no pro...
by Tommy
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Another new Super8 camera?
Replies: 5
Views: 2429

Re: Another new Super8 camera?

It was 77 or 78, that Arri showed a prototype pro super 8 camera at Photokina....but by then the video revolution had begun ...and super 8 had started a rapid downward spiral. Never went into production.
by Tommy
Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak rumors - new film stocks and hardware
Replies: 41
Views: 16252

Re: Kodak rumors - new film stocks and hardware

VNF reversal stocks were not made for traditional home projection, they were made for projection on a TV film chain which then pops the colors and the contrast and makes it look " normal" and great for TV broadcast. In home projection ,the film has low contrast/ low color saturation....VNF = Video N...
by Tommy
Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview
Replies: 108
Views: 84015

Re: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview

I believe film cost will come down drastically, in the future...due to new techniques in manufacturing being spurred by 3-d printing and 3-d bio-printing ( which could be adapted to film emulsions and make possible the return of Kodachrome). I will predict that in 10 years, super 8 will become stron...
by Tommy
Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:13 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview
Replies: 108
Views: 84015

Re: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview

The film cost will have to come down to make Super 8 viable again. Perhaps, a Chinese manufacturing plant that can produce film for $15. at retail. I don't think Super 8 can be mainstream again until we can get film/with processing at $25. a cartridge. This is what Kodak has to achieve to make Super...
by Tommy
Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:46 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Logmar, Kovats and Hingsberg
Replies: 27
Views: 8557

Re: Logmar, Kovats and Hingsberg

I believe it was in 1979 that Arri did introduce a professional Super 8 pin registered camera ( utilizing double S 8mm roll film) at photokina. It looked alot like the 16mm Arri S, unfortunately, it never went into production.
by Tommy
Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:02 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What date was Super8 born?
Replies: 13
Views: 4246

Re: What date was Super8 born?

I recall Super 8 being first announced in January 1965 in Popular Photography magazine. I recall the first Super 8 cameras/projectors in department stores the following spring. At the time, I was a young teenager shooting on a second hand spring wound 8mm camera. The great thing about Super 8 was wi...
by Tommy
Sat Nov 01, 2014 12:54 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Super 8 projector that uses inexpensive bulb?
Replies: 6
Views: 2674

Re: Super 8 projector that uses inexpensive bulb?

Any projector that uses the popular EFP 12v 100w lamp.....can use a 50 watt 12v lamp that is available in hardware stores very cheaply...I think at less than half the cost of the EFP...some light loss but still bright in a completely darkened (black) room. Also, with the lower wattage should burn lo...
by Tommy
Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: We may have solved the mystery of why film just looks better
Replies: 25
Views: 11285

Re: We may have solved the mystery of why film just looks be

I think technology will evolve to the point that film manufacturing will become easier and cheaper...something along the lines of the 3D printing evolution. Of course, that maybe 10-15 years away...a whole new generation may rediscover film.
by Tommy
Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:18 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Ferrania is a go!
Replies: 47
Views: 13385

Re: Ferrania is a go!

If you read the manufacturing process on Ferrania's website...their machines seem very inefficient, they produce film in long sheets with only the center 30% of the sheet cut into film with the rest discarded. Somehow that is the only section where the emulsion is uniform. I do not know if Kodak's m...