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by wahiba
Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: negative film?
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: negative film?

Been there, dunnit, videoed it, reversed it electronically. Cannot say it is great but the processing is much easier than having to reverse the film.
I think I rated it at 200 asa. Cannot remember the developer I used, but any that cope with Tri-X will do.
by wahiba
Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Building a Super 8 Cartridge
Replies: 7
Views: 1307

Re: Building a Super 8 Cartridge

Check out 3D printing! This is technology that could produce a cartridge from a 3D drawing. I think some now use plastics that would be strong enough. At the moment the process is slow and expensive - but remember when laser printers cost millions. It is certainly a technology that is going to make ...
by wahiba
Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: quarz 5 lens quality
Replies: 1
Views: 359

Re: quarz 5 lens quality

The standard 8 ( & double Super 8 ) Quarz 5 has a fixed in position lens while that on the Super 8 Quarz is removable. Also I think there is more than one type of zoom lens available for the Super 8 Quarz. However, I cannot think they can be that different and it is probably down more to the transfe...
by wahiba
Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Film projects
Topic: 8mm black and white film project
Replies: 57
Views: 26492

Re: 8mm black and white film project

Why use the old technology for old things.

Use it for new and really confused historians of the future. When they find your surviving 8mm film of a High Speed Train it will make their day as by then all the digital media will be dust!
by wahiba
Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What is the current status of re-perforated D/R 8mm film?
Replies: 25
Views: 3442

Re: What is the current status of re-perforated D/R 8mm film

Mr. Nowill can currently only reperforate 2R 16mm film. He can also perforate unperforated film to 8mm specs. He is currently working on a machine to take 35mm perforated rolls and convert them into one length of 2x8mm, and one of 1x8mm. His next project after that is to build an unperforated 35mm ...
by wahiba
Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: How could I possibly be outbid on eBay?
Replies: 21
Views: 2029

Re: How could I possibly be outbid on eBay?

Only time I noticed sniping was when I won something and realised that there were also last second bids, obviously snipes, that were too low. Always bid you maximum, the odd decimal is a good idea to reduce duplicate bids, and win some lose some. All real auctions, at least here in the UK, allow ind...
by wahiba
Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 4:3 or 16:9 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 406

4:3 or 16:9 ?

I was visiting someone recently and the TV was on with an old western, in colour showing. It was filling the whole of the 16:9 screen of the HD TV. It was obviously wrong as the image was distorted. He then started telling me that when he watched some films with the HD facility on they did not fill ...
by wahiba
Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Share your Collection/Tools of Choice
Replies: 39
Views: 14755

Re: Share your Collection/Tools of Choice

Playing around on Yola making a free web site:
Go yo:

8mmovies.yolasite.com

to see some pictures of some of my cine cameras. Taken a few years ago as the originals are on film, but not so long as these are off the CD of scanned images that came back with the developed film.
by wahiba
Mon May 23, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Can someone teach me a few things about projector lamps?
Replies: 15
Views: 1447

Re: Can someone teach me a few things about projector lamps?

The LED light source is filming directly from the gate with a camcorder. After placing my email I checked with our national supplier of electrical odds and sods here in the UK, Maplins, and they do a 12V LED bulb. for some reason domestic light Halogen Reflectors have a slightly different socket, bu...
by wahiba
Mon May 23, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Can someone teach me a few things about projector lamps?
Replies: 15
Views: 1447

Re: Can someone teach me a few things about projector lamps?

Never thought of that. Dull day so I will get up in the loft and dig it out. Also, is it possible to get a LED bulb that could be used in lieu of the 100W halogen common in projectors. Mains voltage halogen replacement LEDs are common, but not of the 12V variety. I know it is hoping too much for one...
by wahiba
Sat May 21, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Can someone teach me a few things about projector lamps?
Replies: 15
Views: 1447

Re: Can someone teach me a few things about projector lamps?

Our first home projector was a Kodak that used as far as i remember a DFC bulb. 150 volts and 50 watts I think. Now I still have the projector an at some fair I bought what i thought was a DFC bulb but was actually a DCF. The difference, as in all respects they looked the same, is the bulbs pointing...
by wahiba
Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: From Camera to Screen in 65 Minutes
Replies: 8
Views: 946

Re: From Camera to Screen in 65 Minutes

I think it means that film in the spiral is like an 'apron' as opposed to continuous processes. Not a term I have heard before. 65 minutes is possible. If you settled for a negative only then it could be much quicker. Slowest bit is loading the tank. quite tricky in a large changing bag on the kitch...
by wahiba
Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Ilford SfX 200 16mm film
Replies: 7
Views: 1004

Re: Ilford SfX 200 16mm film

When I bought my processing tank circa 1975! I also bought a 200' can of FP4 double 8, and Ferrania Colour as well. So at one time Ilford did sell their black and white range in double 8. They also did a double 8 colour film, Ilfochrome. Best deal was a pack of four which then came back on one 200' ...
by wahiba
Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Any Ulead Video Studio users here?
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: Any Ulead Video Studio users here?

I downloaded a trial/demo and found exactly the same problem. Best editing programme I have used is EditStudio available here: http://www.mediachance.com/video/index.html Bit of a chequered history. Originally a UK programme but sold a while back to Media Chance. Only snag is it has not been updated...
by wahiba
Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Lomo
Replies: 34
Views: 2795

Re: Lomo

This is from an old book on the subject:

http://www.siltec.co.uk/0_chapter_links.html

There are pictures of a rotating frame and a hand frame. last is the film wrapped around a frame that is processed in a paper developing dish. Needs a dark room but looks very simple.