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by milesandjules
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: How to measure 35mm film length in dark
Replies: 3
Views: 1125

How to measure 35mm film length in dark

Hi I need to accuratly chop a 400ft roll of 35mm in half as we only have a 200ft mag on our eclair 😩 what’s the best way to do this - it’s going on a core - cheers miles
by milesandjules
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Vinegar syndrome 16mm transfer
Replies: 6
Views: 2763

Re: Vinegar syndrome 16mm transfer

Wow transfer looks good even with the warping - the film we transfer was way filthier
by milesandjules
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Vinegar syndrome 16mm transfer
Replies: 6
Views: 2763

Re: Vinegar syndrome 16mm transfer

Yeah ya have to let it dry out first before putting it through the machine- it still leaves a layer of dust over everything
by milesandjules
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Vinegar syndrome 16mm transfer
Replies: 6
Views: 2763

Re: Vinegar syndrome 16mm transfer

Well I had to coil the film into a huge pile and let it dry out-the vinegar is sort of slimey - so let that dry for a few days outside because of the fumes-then put it through the universal - the beginning was watchable for 5mins after that it was completly abstract- but amazingly the optical sound ...
by milesandjules
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Vinegar syndrome 16mm transfer
Replies: 6
Views: 2763

Vinegar syndrome 16mm transfer

Hi guys I'm transferring a friends pile of 16mm film and one of the reels is totally gone crusty- I've never seen one this bad -it looks like the film has secreted sugar crystals - and the fumes are of strong vinegar -the film is kind of slimey rather than brittle - so it's going to be interesting t...
by milesandjules
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Universal now offering 2K and Audio modules!
Replies: 24
Views: 8130

Re: Universal now offering 2K and Audio modules!

Havent got the hardware upgrade yet- but the software upgrade is brilliant- so anyone with a universal it is worth getting the software upgrade - the grey edge now makes framing easyier - it now has live view for focus - also export has heaps of new options- like highlighting a bunch of clips to exp...
by milesandjules
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: How to lube a sticky 4008 power switch?
Replies: 7
Views: 2644

Re: How to lube a sticky 4008 power switch?

Ok fixed it - I hadn't noticed the 4 screws on base of handle cause they were hidden under a black leather cover-lucky that just peels off- so all it needed to fix the sticky mess was a bit of lithium grease and the the four base screws slightly loosened- I reckon it must have been dropped at some s...
by milesandjules
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: How to lube a sticky 4008 power switch?
Replies: 7
Views: 2644

Re: How to lube a sticky 4008 power switch?

Brilliant- never even noticed those screws- thanks
by milesandjules
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: How to lube a sticky 4008 power switch?
Replies: 7
Views: 2644

Re: How to lube a sticky 4008 power switch?

Thanks guys- yep what I was worried about is if I put any kind of oil in there - could it top the power from going on? Not sure what the wireing looks like inside the Handel
by milesandjules
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: How to lube a sticky 4008 power switch?
Replies: 7
Views: 2644

How to lube a sticky 4008 power switch?

Hi guys- picked up a nice beaulieu 4008 reciently - only problem so far is the power switch on its weird Handel- if its pushed in - I need pliers to get it out- anyway of lubing it up (wd40) or somthing?
by milesandjules
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Universal now offering 2K and Audio modules!
Replies: 24
Views: 8130

Re: Universal now offering 2K and Audio modules!

Nice work Roger placing an order asap on those sensor/light/ sound thing - brilliant 😎👍
by milesandjules
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Best HD video camera for Telecine
Replies: 1
Views: 1067

Re: Best HD video camera for Telecine

If ya camera has synchro scan / clear scan adjustment of the shutter you can get rid of the flicker with that-it works pretty well on the lumix gh4
by milesandjules
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: RetroScan Universal Operating Question
Replies: 10
Views: 3334

Re: RetroScan Universal Operating Question

I usually frame it a bit wider so i can see the edges of the film and adjust the height and sides if needed then just crop in post- if client wants it in widescreen i just put a black mask over the sides to hide any edges