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by wahiba
Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Wards Color Film? Anyone Familiar?
Replies: 2
Views: 1010

Re: Wards Color Film? Anyone Familiar?

In the UK the film branded for a big seller was usually Ferrania/3M. Not sure if 3M/Ferrania ever made super 8 though. I believe Boots, a large chemist/pharmacy chain had own brand film made by Agfa. Agfa were probably used by otheres as well. This continued into Super 8 days. Ilford were in the 8mm...
by wahiba
Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New JOBO Super 8 processing drum
Replies: 7
Views: 3703

Re: New JOBO Super 8 processing drum

How about a DIY job. Darke room needed though!

http://8mmovies.yolasite.com/processing-equipment.php
by wahiba
Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Which of these small businesses do you think would do best?
Replies: 10
Views: 2333

Re: Which of these small businesses do you think would do be

My suggestion would be the technology route. if you can make the re-perforator/splitter then why not a small continuous processing unit and maybe a film to video unit say tied in with the Raspberry-Pi Arduini type computers. All of these require the manufacture of sprocket transfer device which woul...
by wahiba
Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Spiral tank emulsion in/out
Replies: 7
Views: 1974

Re: Spiral tank emulsion in/out

I unwind the films onto spools and then load the spirals from the spools. I made a fixture that allows a pair of cartridges to be wound onto spools simultaneously. I actually managed to wind spools from cartridges and then to load both spools onto the spirals of my Lomo tank using a large changing b...
by wahiba
Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 8mm movies on iPhone !!!!!!!!!
Replies: 55
Views: 8403

8mm movies on iPhone !!!!!!!!!

Came across this link: :roll:

http://8mm.mobi/
by wahiba
Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Digital super 8 cartridge
Replies: 21
Views: 6332

Re: Digital super 8 cartridge

I have been thinking about this and realised that the only element of the movie camera being used is the lens. Therefore it would seem the quickest route to a hybrid would be to fit a cine lens onto a digital camera - one of those cheap flat ones would seem to be a good sacrificial donor. I have thi...
by wahiba
Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Digital Bolex
Replies: 37
Views: 7080

Re: Digital Bolex

Bolex are/were in the business of making making machines to record the moving image so it looks a logical progression to move onto camcorders. Yes, this might be logical step. Unfortunately Bolex can't do this any more after giving that US-Canadian-company a license for putting a Bolex-sticker onto...
by wahiba
Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Digital Bolex
Replies: 37
Views: 7080

Re: Digital Bolex

An upmarket camcorder using the Bolex brand. Bolex are/were in the business of making making machines to record the moving image so it looks a logical progression to move onto camcorders. Canon managed it OK. Certainly a better option than just sticking the Bolex name on a camera from the Universal ...
by wahiba
Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Digital super 8 cartridge
Replies: 21
Views: 6332

Re: Digital super 8 cartridge

Assuming the technology works it looks to be a great way of utilising the optics of the camera while recording a digital image. For a start most digital cameras have no manual control over a mechanical iris or mechanical focussing of the lens. It really comes down to the old argument about what is t...
by wahiba
Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Light Meters, advice ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2025

Re: Light Meters, advice ?

Maplin do a universal light meter for about £30. Values in lux but should not be too difficult to convert to photo use. One of the given uses is for photography so there might be conversion information with it.
by wahiba
Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Changing drive belt in Eumig 605D projector
Replies: 4
Views: 1818

Re: Changing drive belt in Eumig 605D projector

There is a form of 'universal' belt available in lengths that are cut as required. To make a belt you need a soldering iron with a flat blade. Cut the length required, heat each end on blade, push together and all being well it will work. Takes a bit of practise but I managed to get a small lathe ru...
by wahiba
Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: easiest way to open a super8 cartridge for home processing?
Replies: 17
Views: 6719

Re: easiest way to open a super8 cartridge for home processi

I made a fixture clamping a pair of cartridges together. I then pulled the film out winding it onto 50' projection reels. I did two at a time as the tank takes two films. I managed all this and loading the spirals from the spools all inside a large daylight loading bag! Getting the film onto a proje...
by wahiba
Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Minimum for negative film processing
Replies: 8
Views: 1731

Re: Minimum for negative film processing

Changed settings. Pictures of basic kit at:

http://8mmovies.yolasite.com
by wahiba
Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Minimum for negative film processing
Replies: 8
Views: 1731

Re: Minimum for negative film processing

The minimum needed for home processing are flat dishes for developer and fixer and a frame to wrap the film around. And of course a dark room.
by wahiba
Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 3D printing a reloadable Super 8 cartridge??
Replies: 46
Views: 7215

Re: 3D printing a reloadable Super 8 cartridge??

Film stock is coated so a 3D printer would not make film. However; it could possibly make parts for a machine to cut and perforate existing film gauges, or a machine to coat acetate to make film from scratch. There are a number of technologies under development that are going to aid the small manufa...