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by Angus
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Any of you guys have your own water distiller?
Replies: 10
Views: 4184

Re: Any of you guys have your own water distiller?

Whether it is worth it depends on if your water usage is metered and how much your electricity costs...and your own views on usage of resources.

My personal view is that it's not worth it unless you're using industrial or educational quantities of distilled water.
by Angus
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Any of you guys have your own water distiller?
Replies: 10
Views: 4184

Re: Any of you guys have your own water distiller?

To be honest I do not measure how much water is used in the condenser, but the still I use produces a maximum of 3.8 litres per hour of 99.8% water. Give or take one US gallon per hour, when working at it's best. A quick Google suggests a tap running uses approximately 6 litres per minute...which wo...
by Angus
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Any of you guys have your own water distiller?
Replies: 10
Views: 4184

Re: Any of you guys have your own water distiller?

The energy and water used by a still to produce a few litres is prohibitive if you are a private individual. I work in a school science department where we I run a still capable of producing 99.8% pure H2O....it pulls 3kW and produces a maximum of 3.8 litres per hour depending on the temperature dif...
by Angus
Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Hello from FILM Ferrania!
Replies: 91
Views: 19470

Re: Hello from FILM Ferrania!

Loving Ivano's Oettler P1200 electro-mechanical balance. I used something very similar until 2012.
by Angus
Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Hello from FILM Ferrania!
Replies: 91
Views: 19470

Re: Hello from FILM Ferrania!

I understand pricing is not yet set, and that we have very little influence....but my hope is that the super 8 cartridges are available for less than £20 each in the UK....obviously processing costs on top of that. But...that is just a hope. As for how the stock looks, anything is better than the...
by Angus
Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak rumors - new film stocks and hardware
Replies: 41
Views: 10714

Re: Kodak rumors - new film stocks and hardware

I agree, the "top secret" tactic is very dated. Today people expect exposure, a facebook page, a twitter feed. Even if there are problems in the testing of the camera...people want to see pictures of the process, see some interest generated. Kodak really scored a coup at CES and had one of the top 2...
by Angus
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak released a new ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1667

Re: Kodak released a new ...

It doesn't look particularly inspiring....stock Android 6 phone with a fairly good Sony lens and some slightly tweaked photo editing software.

Still...probably has a niche market. And I do like the styling. Will see what they offer when I am next due an upgrade...
by Angus
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak rumors - new film stocks and hardware
Replies: 41
Views: 10714

Re: Kodak rumors - new film stocks and hardware

I don't know that a low contrast colour reversal film for scanning would be necessary....as people who have the intention of scanning can already use the negative films. A film for projection that also scans well however....might be useful. You've reminded my that my ST-1200 has an issue with the ga...
by Angus
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak rumors - new film stocks and hardware
Replies: 41
Views: 10714

Re: Kodak rumors - new film stocks and hardware

VNF film was not designed for projection at all, it was intended for telecine and to be broadcast on TV. Hence the low contrast, which the film scanners of the 70s and 80s could easily deal with. That said, I'd take VNF over what we have now for colour reversal (nothing). VNF 7240 was introduced to ...
by Angus
Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Meopta Admira 8IIa question
Replies: 25
Views: 6333

Re: Meopta Admira 8IIa question

I used to have one of those Meopta Admira 8IIa cameras.....it performed admirably!

But it was noisy, noisier than my Quarz std 8mm cameras for example.
by Angus
Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Hello from FILM Ferrania!
Replies: 91
Views: 19470

Re: Hello from FILM Ferrania!

I am merely an amateur who shoots for fun...but I would just appreciate a colour reversal stock to feed my super 8 and std 8 cameras. The only recent stock I didn't get on with was the Ektachrome VNF, though I did shoot some it looked rather murky to me....but still actually quite nice for night tim...
by Angus
Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Hello from FILM Ferrania!
Replies: 91
Views: 19470

Re: Hello from FILM Ferrania!

Whereas I quite like that look...the colours seem realistic to me, not overblown like some modern filmstock seems to give.

Whatever Ferrania do, it won't please everyone.
by Angus
Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Hello from FILM Ferrania!
Replies: 91
Views: 19470

Re: Hello from FILM Ferrania!

Hi! Great to see someone from Film Ferrania here. No questions, just encouragement. I have followed the story and understand things don't always go as planned. I *will* be buying some of your colour reversal film in super 8 when it's available....how much depends on price but just getting the produc...
by Angus
Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: No news from Ferrania is not good.
Replies: 72
Views: 22800

Re: No news from Ferrania is not good.

As long as it works. I would guess Ferrania had no significant investments in their film production line since the 90s, hence the old control systems. But if they work, that's what matters. I know of other businesses using 486 PCs from the early 90s to run manufacturing systems. You know what they s...
by Angus
Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Wolverine 8mm and Super 8 Movie Reels to Digital MovieMaker
Replies: 36
Views: 12095

Re: Wolverine 8mm and Super 8 Movie Reels to Digital MovieMa

720p would be OK if the quality was a lot better. The compression artefacts on the sample are awful. The actual hardware of the scanner might be acceptable, though obviously several rungs down from professional equipment.