Search found 65 matches

by chrisgavin
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Yet another DIY film scanner project (again.)
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: Yet another DIY film scanner project (again.)

To show some output from the DIY cine film scanner project, I've now re-scanned a roll of Super8 I shot on holiday 10 years ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CVJRhf5jrk In this version of the 'California 08' edit I show some multiple frames of the cine film and some close-ups where the S8 image ...
by chrisgavin
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Yet another DIY film scanner project (again.)
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: Yet another DIY film scanner project (again.)

Hi PJ, In my device, the stepper motors and the camera triggering are under control of an Arduino Uno card. So the Arduino program I wrote just moves the stepper motors on a fixed number of steps, waits a little moment, then triggers the camera, then waits a little more before repeating the cycle. I...
by chrisgavin
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Yet another DIY film scanner project (again.)
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: Yet another DIY film scanner project (again.)

Hi aj. Many thanks for your interest in this. The optics I'm using means the camera captures quite a big border around the super 8 frame. I've also got a gate on my scanner device that shows about 3 frames of Super8. (i.e. the frame before and after the target frame.) So you're right, I need to crop...
by chrisgavin
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Yet another DIY film scanner project (again.)
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Yet another DIY film scanner project (again.)

Hello filmshooting forum mates. I've had about a four year gap from posting anything here; there's been just too much else going on in life and work and I've just not been able to move on with my cine film activities at all! But around a week ago i dug out my old DIY cine film scanning project, dust...
by chrisgavin
Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:16 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Safety when using Foma R100 kit
Replies: 24
Views: 4892

Re: Safety when using Foma R100 kit

My DIY cine film processing efforts so far have been entirely focused on BW neg film stocks. First the Argenti Super 8, then more recently some 16mm Kodak 'Surveillance' film. It seems to me that any reversal film and more especially, colour film involves a real step-up to more complex processing me...
by chrisgavin
Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: DIY Flm Scanning
Replies: 54
Views: 14576

Re: DIY Flm Scanning

I'm starting to think about how I'll digitize my own 16mm stuff. I don't have a 16mm projector to start with so I'm wondering whether it would be possible to make a little DIY frame stepping device for this, as I did previously for Super 8 film. It's early stages for the 16mm one, but Here's the sto...
by chrisgavin
Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: First Time Out With the K3
Replies: 4
Views: 1372

Re: First Time Out With the K3

Thanks for the comments folks, much appreciate the encouragement. Pip I should maybe have explained a bit more about the stills I posted... I put the developed 16mm negative film on my lightbox, then used my canon DSLR with an old manual (Pentax fit) 50mm SLR lens with some macro extension tubes to ...
by chrisgavin
Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: First Time Out With the K3
Replies: 4
Views: 1372

First Time Out With the K3

Just before Christmas I took the Krasnogorsk K3 camera I bought in the Summer on a family trip to Cornwall. I shot one 100 foot roll of Kodak BW Neg 2210 'Surveillance' Film of the family messing about on the dunes at Constantine Bay. The film stock is quite old and I was 'estimating' exposures, so ...
by chrisgavin
Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: DIY Flm Scanning
Replies: 54
Views: 14576

Re: DIY Flm Scanning

Hi Milesandjules, This is great, I've been hoping for a while someone out there would be trying film capture with mirrorless system cameras. So in 'silent' mode the GH4 has no mechanical shutter, it's all solid state, that's great. I probably wont be able to buy one of these any time soon, but I'm r...
by chrisgavin
Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: DIY Flm Scanning
Replies: 54
Views: 14576

Re: DIY Flm Scanning

Hi PJ, I've also been dabbling on and off in DIY transfer over several years, and I think the camera people choose to use for their DIY systems is just a reaction to what's available, what's affordable and sometimes what's closest to hand. It's an ever-evolving marketplace, and I think machine visio...
by chrisgavin
Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:41 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New JOBO Super 8 processing drum
Replies: 7
Views: 3765

Re: New JOBO Super 8 processing drum

Hmm, On the FaceBook page, I asked if this tank might be used on its own, without the Jobo machine and I got a very quick reply; it seems it can. But even for hand processing (without a Jobo machine) I'm guessing this wont be very affordable... Current large Jobo Expert drums are over £300 GBP it...
by chrisgavin
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New JOBO Super 8 processing drum
Replies: 7
Views: 3765

Re: New JOBO Super 8 processing drum

This is interesting, good news. I wonder if the tank alone could be used for some lo-tech hand processing without using a Jobo machine?
by chrisgavin
Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Help support Matthew Eppler's Kinograph project
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

Re: Help support Matthew Eppler's Kinograph project

Hi Carl, Yes, I think any effort along this line is worthwhile and to be supported. My own film-scanning efforts have been put on hold now, (I don't seem to have any 'spare' time to devote to this anymore). http://www.chrisgavin.com/2013/12/the-secret-nuclear-bunker-first-visit.html chrisgavin_8mmsc...
by chrisgavin
Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:28 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Help support Matthew Eppler's Kinograph project
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

Help support Matthew Eppler's Kinograph project

Dear all, You probably all know about Matthew Epler's Kinograph project to bring affordable and open source film scanning to the world. Well he's now in a campaign on to win some development support for a year from the NYC Next Top Makers scheme. It seems all we have to do is visit this link and giv...
by chrisgavin
Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:32 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak prices in Europe double those in the US?
Replies: 13
Views: 3089

Re: Kodak prices in Europe double those in the US?

I totally agree with the above comments. I think the recent price hikes from Kodak on top of the crazy prices we already pay for the film here in Europe (UK) will be a very bad thing for the format indeed. The price of film & processing has pretty much driven me to find cheaper stock from other manu...