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by christoph
Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Would you shoot a 25 foot roll of Super 8?
Replies: 27
Views: 1435

Re: Would you shoot a 25 foot roll of Super 8?

i think the much/most/all of the jitter/focus problem originates from poor spring balance/stability of the in cart pressure plate. i think there are different problems in different combinations... for example i had cartridges (usually color negative) that jam so hard that they got completely stuck ...
by christoph
Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Would you shoot a 25 foot roll of Super 8?
Replies: 27
Views: 1435

Re: Would you shoot a 25 foot roll of Super 8?

I think the run time would be too short for dramatic purposes - even at 50 ft having to cut a full bore monologue part of the way through is less than desirable. we could set up two cameras side by side and when the one chart runs out start the second one with a bit of overlapping... ah, the joy of...
by christoph
Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:06 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Would you shoot a 25 foot roll of Super 8?
Replies: 27
Views: 1435

Re: Would you shoot a 25 foot roll of Super 8?

Super 8 can't switch to a displacement type magazine (like the aaton compact magazine) unless you can do something about the core turning device in super 8 cameras. yeah, didn't think of that.. might be possible to use one core to spit up the transport to two cores, but as said i don't think it's w...
by christoph
Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:02 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Would you shoot a 25 foot roll of Super 8?
Replies: 27
Views: 1435

Re: Would you shoot a 25 foot roll of Super 8?

hi kent, jup, i see what you mean but you forget that different people have different needs ;) for example i need negative stocks, and until somebody starts to fill 500T in single8 cartriges i'm missing an important option. (i used also to say that there's no plus-x in single8, but that is a non-arg...
by christoph
Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:56 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Would you shoot a 25 foot roll of Super 8?
Replies: 27
Views: 1435

Re: Would you shoot a 25 foot roll of Super 8?

i'd love to have a reliable super8 cartrige. i had my fair share of jitter in several cameras - sometimes it works well, sometimes it doesn't. in fact i probably would use it a lot less if it wasn't that we can correct most jitter issues thanks to modern image processing. sure it's time consuming, b...
by christoph
Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: It exists, it's real!! new Cinevia is here in my hands...
Replies: 18
Views: 3731

Re: It exists, it's real!! new Cinevia is here in my hands...

Hi there, I'd like to know if they (GK) did indeed end up with a viable new cartridge design or are they loading it in Kodak cartridges? It would be interesting to see the cartridge itself... from what i've read they were thinking about using the kodak design at some point, not sure what the final ...
by christoph
Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: It exists, it's real!! new Cinevia is here in my hands...
Replies: 18
Views: 3731

Re: It exists, it's real!! new Cinevia is here in my hands...

yeah, and forget about make-up.... bit more seriously, using daylight balanced film only really makes sense for scenes where we have daylight in the scene anyway. then is you need additional light, like fill, it's preferable to use CTB gels on the light or better even daylight balanced lamps. the on...
by christoph
Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: It exists, it's real!! new Cinevia is here in my hands...
Replies: 18
Views: 3731

Re: It exists, it's real!! new Cinevia is here in my hands...

80B filter is blue. 85B is orange. There is no problem... .. other then the fact that you need put up enough tungsten light to expose at 16ASA :) i've shot some films with 50ASA under tungsten light, and it was quite difficult (you need big units and have to use fairly direct lighting). also techni...
by christoph
Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Alternatives To Plus-X
Replies: 3
Views: 753

Re: Alternatives To Plus-X

wittner is probably a bit cheaper on orwo, looks around 95USD since you shouldnt need to pay german VAT: http://wittner-kinotechnik.de/katalog/04_filmm/16_filmm.php if you need a bigger quantity, then contacting filmotec is probably the way to go. no idea if they do international shipping but they a...
by christoph
Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Looking for 16mm 2.35 anamorphic marked ground glass.
Replies: 17
Views: 2277

Re: Looking for 16mm 2.35 anamorphic marked ground glass.

this brings back memories of an idea i had before, when people were talking about getting a widescreen image from shooting the full width on double 8 film. matting the gate to half height, using double perf, and running the film twice would produce basically the same effect with any 16mm camera. te...
by christoph
Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:25 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: soon: Ektachrome 100 D by Kodak from Kodak in Super-8
Replies: 55
Views: 7069

Re: soon: Ektachrome 100 D by Kodak from Kodak in Super-8

we are losing Plus-X super 8 AND IN 16mm!!!! Both 7265 and 7231! My two favorite stocks! bugger bugger bugger bugger bugger is this officially confirmed by kodak?? because it's still listed in 16mm, and it wouldnt make sense to drop it on super8 and keep it there. http://motion.kodak.com/US/en/moti...
by christoph
Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: soon: Ektachrome 100 D by Kodak from Kodak in Super-8
Replies: 55
Views: 7069

Re: soon: Ektachrome 100 D by Kodak from Kodak in Super-8

My only concern is how it might work in bright sunlight with XL camears... well, according to the sunny 16 rule, i'd say most cameras will just about manage while some will overexpose a bit... ie in bright sunlight, you'd want to have exposure around 1/100th sec and aperture f16. so, worst case is ...
by christoph
Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:23 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Backlight for Telecine- LED RGB?
Replies: 27
Views: 3018

Re: Backlight for Telecine- LED RGB?

s8 to 1/3" is a slight reduction (around 0.85:1), so it in theory it should work slightly better in normal position (optimized for about 0.1:1, if you reverse it for 10:1), but in reality since it's so close to 1:1 it won't really matter, so just mount it how it's most convenient to you. as frank me...
by christoph
Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: optical bench principal telecine utility
Replies: 6
Views: 544

Re: optical bench principal telecine utility

Somebody knows which camera is on it? AVT Pike? jup, it's a Pike... and since there's some mention of "2K" somewhere on the page i'd say it's a F-421 (a mere 6000EUR). not that you'd ever get real 2K of resolution out of 2K ccd, much less so if it's a bayer sensor, but if it's operated properly it ...
by christoph
Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:54 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Backlight for Telecine- LED RGB?
Replies: 27
Views: 3018

Re: Backlight for Telecine- LED RGB?

halogen with some CTB gels (or a 80A filter) is a surprisingly good option, since you can take advantage of the manufacturers color matching of the ccd bayer filter. Perhaps this question will reveal me as a total optical ignoramus, but would you use the 80A filter on the backlight side or the came...