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by CinemanUK
Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The end is near.
Replies: 57
Views: 14786

Re: The end is near.

I mean, let's be clear: There is really no practical , commercial reason for the digi-film companies to make their product any better than it currently is. They could simply wait for film to die on the vine and then we'd be "stuck" with whatever state that digital looks. That's a pretty awful scena...
by CinemanUK
Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is DSLR the terminator for super 8 and 16mm?
Replies: 137
Views: 16703

Re: Is DSLR the terminator for super 8 and 16mm?

From my personal experience, I do find that want to use digital systems like DSLR’s. A typical film screening in my department where films made by students are showcased, which is about 15 short films showcased in an evening. A small, but growing percentage of films are now shot on 16mm and ...
by CinemanUK
Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is DSLR the terminator for super 8 and 16mm?
Replies: 137
Views: 16703

Re: Is DSLR the terminator for super 8 and 16mm?

MovieStuff wrote:
This conversation is stupid. I'm out.

We just have different views based on different perceptions.
by CinemanUK
Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is DSLR the terminator for super 8 and 16mm?
Replies: 137
Views: 16703

Re: Is DSLR the terminator for super 8 and 16mm?

If not, then you have to admit that R&D goes to improving image quality to capture and maintain market share . Finally we have it! Your original claim was : Thus the R&D money goes into more advances in digital to bridge that quality gap for the unconvinced. It was your original claim with which I ...
by CinemanUK
Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is DSLR the terminator for super 8 and 16mm?
Replies: 137
Views: 16703

Respectfully, this is historically incorrect. The very existence of super 8 was to replace regular 8. Ever try to put a super 8 cart in a regular 8 camera? Can you honestly say that super 8 has superior image quality compared to regular 8? Do all super 8 cameras handle Vision 200 stock? E64 stock? ...
by CinemanUK
Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is DSLR the terminator for super 8 and 16mm?
Replies: 137
Views: 16703

Re: Is DSLR the terminator for super 8 and 16mm?

I totally disagree..... You have missed my point completely. The point I was making is that manufacturers of film, with very few exceptions,(as long as there is more than one manufacturer) have not and do not now have the power to render obsolete the hardware used to expose their filmstocks. As the...
by CinemanUK
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is DSLR the terminator for super 8 and 16mm?
Replies: 137
Views: 16703

Re: Is DSLR the terminator for super 8 and 16mm?

But you attempting to make a distinction where there is none since Kodak spent the better part of 100 years using R& D to improve sales. Would you say that image improvement was just a casual by-product of that effort? This is where the bias against digital comes in. When Kodak uses R&D to push fil...
by CinemanUK
Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is DSLR the terminator for super 8 and 16mm?
Replies: 137
Views: 16703

Re: Is DSLR the terminator for super 8 and 16mm?

Thus the R&D money goes into more advances in digital to bridge that quality gap for the unconvinced . I really don't think so! R & D is driven by the need for more and more sales, and the improvement in image is merely a by-product. If manufacturers ceased R & D, they would, I guess, sell a relati...
by CinemanUK
Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is DSLR the terminator for super 8 and 16mm?
Replies: 137
Views: 16703

Re: Is DSLR the terminator for super 8 and 16mm?

Camera life has no imact on the reason everyone in Portland (and lots of them) are using DSLR's for thier projects. All the artists and what not just get ahold of a camera and do it, with no cost or no hassle. Just compare the difference... I hadn't appreciated that manufacturers were giving these ...
by CinemanUK
Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is DSLR the terminator for super 8 and 16mm?
Replies: 137
Views: 16703

Re: Is DSLR the terminator for super 8 and 16mm?

A couple of additional points to take into account... (1) Film cameras many years old tend not to suffer the consequences of giving up as a result of simply being used as manufacturers claimed they could be. As a consequence the "capital cost" of film cameras are, in reality, comparatively low over ...
by CinemanUK
Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Some disturbing news concerning 16mm in the UK....
Replies: 10
Views: 1545

Re: Some disturbing news concerning 16mm in the UK....

It appears that Mike Sperlinger at lux(dot)org(dot)uk is co-ordinating arrangements for a meeting of interested parties to discuss the decision of Delux to stop printing 16mm film at Deluxe Soho (as it is known known), and initially it seems there is to be an on-line petition which is calling on Del...
by CinemanUK
Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Some disturbing news concerning 16mm in the UK....
Replies: 10
Views: 1545

Re: Some disturbing news concerning 16mm in the UK....

There is a small 16mm lab in London's Bethnal Green, called No.w.here. i'm not sure if they do 16mm prints (I've had neg processed there) but they do run workshops on the JK optical printer. All of my 16mm filming is processed for projection and much of it is in B&W. I believe that B&W has a qualit...
by CinemanUK
Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodachrome - Final Homage
Replies: 14
Views: 1639

Re: Kodachrome - Final Homage

When one sees film like this one cannot but wonder how a Company can possibly justify abandoning such a product. What on earth could have been the basis of their decision?
by CinemanUK
Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Customs opened my film
Replies: 8
Views: 1099

Re: Customs opened my film

If one is importing goods into a Country which is not a member of the European Community from a Country which is within the European Community, I believe there is a need for a customs declaration (which is used internationally) to be afixed by the sender to the package which states, amongst other th...
by CinemanUK
Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Has my new old camera croaked it?
Replies: 12
Views: 1525

Re: Has my new old camera croaked it?

Have a look at the topic just a few days ago headed "Nizo Light Meter". The very same issue was covered, and in short because I own a fully working Nizo 561Macro, I checked out my camera and found that the exposure meter batteries are essential to set exposure both automatically and manually. As I s...