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by bottlegardener
Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview
Replies: 98
Views: 53020

Re: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview

According to this latest tweet, today there's a working prototype in a case, in a cab, somewhere in Europe... http://www.kodak.com/ek/US/en/consumer/Product/ProductBlogAndArticle/?producttaxid=4294969683#producttaxid=4294969683&pageNo=1 I can't find the tweet you mention.. I think it's this one: ht...
by bottlegardener
Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: D I Y processing
Replies: 5
Views: 1022

Re: D I Y processing

I've been wondering about this myself. I recently started doing some 35mm still film processing in rodinal and I've been enjoying it and having pretty good luck. I'm particularly curious about b&w reversal processing. I wonder if this 'T-MAX REVERSAL KIT' from Photographer's Formulary ( http://store...
by bottlegardener
Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Niagara Custom Labs has a new website and address!
Replies: 8
Views: 976

Re: Niagara Custom Labs has a new website and address!

I'm really curious about the Super 8 scanning service listed on their price card. I wrote them to ask about it and they said they hope to have it up and running by late May. Maybe they won't challenge the likes of Frame Discreet or Ochoypico in terms of quality and expertise, but if the scans look g...
by bottlegardener
Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Low Cost Telecine
Replies: 6
Views: 1344

Re: Low Cost Telecine

Hey thanks for that info. Very interesting. So it'd be roughly 6.4GB for a cart? That's pretty manageable when mailing hard drives.
by bottlegardener
Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Low Cost Telecine
Replies: 6
Views: 1344

Re: Low Cost Telecine

Best of luck with your scanning business. Your prices are great. Just wondering if you've ever had a chance to try an uncompressed scan with your machine? I noticed the "NEW: Now capture compressed or uncompressed!!!" notice posted on the Moviestuff site and I'm really interested to see the quality ...
by bottlegardener
Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Logmar S8 footage revealed!
Replies: 18
Views: 3668

Re: Logmar S8 footage revealed!

Wow truly amazing. It'll be out of my budget but I really hope my local film co-op acquires one.
It'd be really nice to see a few 2k stills to take Vimeo and Neat Video out of the equation.
by bottlegardener
Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Wolverine Super F2D 4-in-1 Film to Digital Converter
Replies: 9
Views: 3099

Re: Wolverine Super F2D 4-in-1 Film to Digital Converter

That's really interesting. I notice it's on sale for for $80 at Costco in the USA. I had to use a lot of super 8 stills for an album cover project last year (macro lens DSLR photos of film on a light table) and something like this would have saved me a lot of agony. I wonder what the resolution of t...
by bottlegardener
Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Finished 1st super 8 video. Looking for advice to improve
Replies: 9
Views: 2367

Re: Finished 1st super 8 video. Looking for advice to improv

Hey sorry I missed your messages folks. Thanks for the great tips and the encouraging words. I wasn't aware of those 100ASA b&w stocks. Has anyone ever compared them to Tri-X? Curious how they perform in terms of grain and contrast. Since that message, my girlfriend and I made a couple more super 8 ...
by bottlegardener
Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:30 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Finished 1st super 8 video. Looking for advice to improve
Replies: 9
Views: 2367

Re: Finished 1st super 8 video. Looking for advice to improv

Thanks folks. I definitely can see what you mean about the 'ghostly' quality about the Tri-X grain Carl. Just as a viewer I've always liked grainy stuff in 35mm feature movies as well, like Tom DiCillo's camerawork in Stranger Than Paradise. Like tape hiss, I think it's definitely sometimes your fri...
by bottlegardener
Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Finished 1st super 8 video. Looking for advice to improve
Replies: 9
Views: 2367

Re: Finished 1st super 8 video. Looking for advice to improv

Hey, thanks for the feedback and the great info Will. We intended to do in-camera lap dissolves but we misread the manual--only the bigger 1014 XL-S has that feature. So we tried to simulate it Premiere just by layering. Since this vid, we were given an old Canon AutoZoom 814 (non-electronic) and fo...
by bottlegardener
Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Finished 1st super 8 video. Looking for advice to improve
Replies: 9
Views: 2367

Finished 1st super 8 video. Looking for advice to improve

Hi folks, My band and I recently finished our first ultra-low-budget super 8 music video. We really enjoyed the experience and would like to keep working on more. We certainly made our fair share of rookie mistakes (too many to enumerate!) and really made a lot use of this forum's archives to try to...
by bottlegardener
Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:02 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Retro 8 sample clip
Replies: 19
Views: 5007

Re: New Retro 8 sample clip

Thanks, that's good to know. The reason I was asking is because it'll probably remain out of my budget for quite some time, but I was hoping to convince my local film co-op to at least think about getting one. If it required a lot of space and was fussy about ambient light, it'd be a tough sell.
by bottlegardener
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Retro 8 sample clip
Replies: 19
Views: 5007

Re: New Retro 8 sample clip

Great to know. Can't wait to see the results of that negative footage. One other thing I was wondering, does it require total darkness to operate?
by bottlegardener
Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:01 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Retro 8 sample clip
Replies: 19
Views: 5007

Re: New Retro 8 sample clip

Thanks so much for uploading that clip. I'm really intrigued by this machine. I'd really like to know more about the negative transfer capabilities. It would be great if you could report your experiences with the 200T (ie how easy is it to get the exposure correct and how sensitive is it to dust). B...