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by Angus
Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Hello from FILM Ferrania!
Replies: 91
Views: 33680

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: 33680

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: 29997

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: 22237

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.
by Angus
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: No news from Ferrania is not good.
Replies: 72
Views: 29997

Re: No news from Ferrania is not good.

The latest Ferrania update reached my email inbox yesterday. There is also an update on their website.

It's not like they are being secretive.
by Angus
Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: No news from Ferrania is not good.
Replies: 72
Views: 29997

Re: No news from Ferrania is not good.

I know this is going to come across as bad tempered but.....

It would be good if forum members who are interested subscribed to and read Ferrania's newsletter, checked their website and facebook pages.....then the speculation would be kept to a minimum.
by Angus
Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: No news from Ferrania is not good.
Replies: 72
Views: 29997

Re: No news from Ferrania is not good.

If you want to know what's going on at Ferrania, keep visiting their website and subscribe to their newsletter - you should be subscribed if you contributed to the Kickstarter campaign. Sadly the pre-production films are not on the horizon yet. http://www.filmferrania.it/news/2016/what-happened-to-2...
by Angus
Sat May 07, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: No news from Ferrania is not good.
Replies: 72
Views: 29997

Re: No news from Ferrania is not good.

Ferrania do give an update about every month.

Chill.
by Angus
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: No news from Ferrania is not good.
Replies: 72
Views: 29997

Re: No news from Ferrania is not good.

Ferrania release a new bulletin every month or two. There is not much point in a daily update because sometimes things move slow. It takes weeks to install big machines into a building, then more weeks to get the power connected, weeks/months to get the government to approve the installation and all...
by Angus
Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Ever wonder what happened to the Bolex plant?
Replies: 5
Views: 1942

Re: Ever wonder what happened to the Bolex plant?

Bolex are still around, but they only occupy a small office and workshop these days. Is it still on the ground floor of the old Bolex factory? It was 10 years or so ago.

Still servicing old Bolex cameras and producing the occasional new one, as far as I know.
by Angus
Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Does anyone here glue magnetic tape to films?
Replies: 18
Views: 4065

Re: Does anyone here glue magnetic tape to films?

Firstly I doubt any amateur home users have the slitting equipment to take wider tape and slit it to the correct width for cine film. If you did, then basic ferric audio cassette tape or reel to reel tape might work. Video tape will not work as it is designed to take a completely different type of s...
by Angus
Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Has this happened to you?
Replies: 30
Views: 4813

Re: Has this happened to you?

I am grateful that the London Underground actually encourages people to shoot film, video and stills there. As long as one doesn't get in the way of passengers or use a tripod - and even a tripod can be arranged with a permit. Also grateful that in the UK, anywhere designated as "public" is open gam...
by Angus
Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Need more help getting even lomo tank processing.
Replies: 18
Views: 4445

Re: Need more help getting even lomo tank processing.

I haven't used my 10m Lomo tank for a while, maybe 6 years, but I do not recall having uneven results. My only advice would be to choose chemicals that require at least 10 minutes developing time (dilute if necessary) as any time taken filling and emptying the tank will be less significant. It is po...
by Angus
Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview
Replies: 108
Views: 77500

Re: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview

Probably confusing 15 metres of film....somewhere it probably says "50 feet / 15m" and people of the video age assume 15 minutes.
by Angus
Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Super8 revival - Media coverage
Replies: 26
Views: 39323

Re: Kodak Super8 revival - Media coverage

A shame.....but if someone had said two months ago that a brand new Kodak super 8 camera would be shown on mainstream TV in January 2016.....