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by super8man
Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Going digital for all intents and purposes...
Replies: 33
Views: 4206

Going digital for all intents and purposes...

Hahaha, just found out my website that had been hosted on pacbell.net for ages is now gone as of June 1. Shows how often I looked at it. Time to move the content over to my outriggercanoe.com website...in time...I have to admit, my Canon S90 is doing all my work in both still and movie these days. H...
by super8man
Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 8mm Demolition Derby off projector screen
Replies: 4
Views: 836

Re: 8mm Demolition Derby off projector screen

nicely done...I liked the projector ticking sound too! Makes me think it's 1970 all over again with the style of transfer - I say that as a compliment to the look. It's great.
by super8man
Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:41 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: To Can or Not To Can?
Replies: 16
Views: 1776

Re: To Can or Not To Can?

You worry too much. Today's films are unlikely to get it...the films I came across were from the 40s and 50s. Most of us will have passed away before any current films experience this...Just a wildassed guess!

In short, just shoot film, store on plastic reels, and enjoy them from time to time.
by super8man
Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: To Can or Not To Can?
Replies: 16
Views: 1776

Re: To Can or Not To Can?

I do not recommend having TIGHT reels - it induces too much memory curl into the film. The film should be relatively LOOSE on the storage reel. On storage reels, only use plastic. TOSS THE METAL ONES. They can rust with humidity and are otherwise easily bent and place unnecessary burden on the film ...
by super8man
Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Anyone going to see Super 8, the movie?
Replies: 26
Views: 3777

Anyone going to see Super 8, the movie?

Planning on taking the kids tomorrow. Looks fun. I would expect 100% attendance from this forum...
by super8man
Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Unusually short lifespan for a recordable DVD
Replies: 16
Views: 1991

Re: Unusually short lifespan for a recordable DVD

"Color" of the disk is a huge deal. There were lots of experiments with brands offering black and blue surfaces (the side that gets written on) along with the usual bland silver/yellow. Then even some of those more typical colors were so faint when their were written on by some drives that they cann...
by super8man
Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: bauer royal 8e variable shutter
Replies: 5
Views: 963

Re: bauer royal 8e variable shutter

I don't have the camera handy to me nor the instructions but it seems to me the shutter would NOT be linked to the aperture. The reason being is that you are purposely trying to fade a scene to black (without changing the depth of field, etc) when using the variable shutter dial (like when you crank...
by super8man
Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: bauer royal 8e variable shutter
Replies: 5
Views: 963

Re: bauer royal 8e variable shutter

The green indicates that the shutter is in the normal position - it's most "open".

You then turn the big dial to close the shutter from that position.
by super8man
Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:26 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: How could I possibly be outbid on eBay?
Replies: 21
Views: 3396

Re: How could I possibly be outbid on eBay?

Always bid the pennies!! Though now I have too many cameras...
by super8man
Mon May 30, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Stereo Realist f3.5 vs. Kodak Stereo camera
Replies: 1
Views: 612

Re: Stereo Realist f3.5 vs. Kodak Stereo camera

While I cannot comment on the Kodak model (other than John Wayne promoted that camera), I have the Realist with the 3.5 lenses and it's basically bulletproof. I have not noticed vignetting and optically am very pleased with the results. I would not over think it, just get one and start shooting. Che...
by super8man
Sun May 08, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: old unprocessed film as leader?
Replies: 5
Views: 1013

Re: old unprocessed film as leader?

Use a sharpie and draw on the film emulsion instead.
by super8man
Sun May 08, 2011 7:49 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: How many of you guys have problems with leader shrinking?
Replies: 8
Views: 864

Re: How many of you guys have problems with leader shrinking

I can only confirm that leader shrinking is quite common in older films. I have seen more 50-footers than I care to think about (from the 1940s to current day) and many of them have shown leader shrinking when I put them on my Bolex splicer. In the end it's not a big deal since the projector still p...
by super8man
Sun May 01, 2011 6:11 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Okay, now I see the source of the HD problem....
Replies: 11
Views: 2468

Re: Okay, now I see the source of the HD problem....

I am doing the opposite on my Sharp Aquos - I am using my 60Hz 42inch tv as a monitor and streaming www.fromsportcom.com and watching NHL hockey via the net. When you fullscreen the feed, it gives the video a film look. My friend commented on that and he is NOT a film or tech guy. He thought the fee...
by super8man
Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Delueze: The Movement-Image
Replies: 8
Views: 1316

Re: Delueze: The Movement-Image

He defines the movement-images as something which is not a set of stills to which movement is added. Rather it is firstly a movement from which stills are extracted. Analysis. Cinematography. Someone should tell Ken Burns this. Ugh... He can make whole "film" simply using iPhoto and moving all arou...