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by synthnut
Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: ITV Leeds film equipment
Replies: 2
Views: 451

ITV Leeds film equipment

Hi folks, Sorry it's been ages since I've posted here! I know this sounds like a "for sale", but this is just a heads-up about an auction here in the UK for a selection of kit that ITV are selling off. Included in the lots are a number of narrow gauge film items along with some bigger stuff and the ...
by synthnut
Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: DYI optical printer w/ film camera + digital projector.
Replies: 8
Views: 708

Re: DYI optical printer w/ film camera + digital projector.

Hia, I know this is a bit of a delayed response (been off list for some time) but I have had good quality results using a decent LCD projector (an Epson EMP 8300 5200lm XGA) and shooting at 24 fps straight off a small keystone corrected screen using a Nizo 561m onto Kodachrome. The camera sat on top...
by synthnut
Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Digital Projection still Iffy
Replies: 41
Views: 3378

I think, this DI issue is a bit of a distraction to the subject here. My point is one of final projection method. You can make what is basically video seem more like film by projecting it with a film print. As I said (or at least intended to say but went off on one.) If you projector had a shutter a...
by synthnut
Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Digital Projection still Iffy
Replies: 41
Views: 3378

No Mike you certainly aren't the only one to notice the hideous effects that compression systems can have! Problem is, that the media machine is more concerned about how many channels it can squeeze into the limited specrum/bandwidth than quality. Or is it so that you then feel compelled to pay prem...
by synthnut
Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Digital Projection still Iffy
Replies: 41
Views: 3378

Hi folks, it's been a while and I've got a bit of a bee in my proverbial bonnet about this so be warned! :x :wink: (hang on, just let me get up on my old soap box here...not quite as fit as I used to be..) The thing with digital projection, no matter how good the projector, is that the image is goin...
by synthnut
Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Pro8mm may have ruined my film project
Replies: 51
Views: 5934

Hi all, In the UK, we have a system called the "Distance Selling Regulations" They state that if you sell an item or service to a "consumer" (and that means anyone not directly in their line of trade, e.g. someone looking to transfer their home movies) has a swathe of rights relating to the cancella...
by synthnut
Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: SmallFormat 3.2007 Ink Jet Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 783

OK, now I'm jealous ! I've not received a copy at all yet !

Ben
by synthnut
Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: In memory of ...
Topic: John Pytlak has passed away
Replies: 66
Views: 49851

...sometimes words seem so inadequate to encapsulate a feeling or situation. John's passing away will be burned into my memory like an image is onto Kodachrome. His legacy will be that he made such a contribution to the industry and never was there a more dedicated person than John it seems, so open...
by synthnut
Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: eumig nautica with e64t / vision 200
Replies: 9
Views: 1255

Hia, You'll possibly have problems with adding filters if you are going to use the camera under water. There will be an air gap between the lens and the filter which will firstly affect the field of view due to refraction differnces, may partially leak and look horrid and also may crack the filter i...
by synthnut
Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:10 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Coating facilities in Belgium
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Hi, I think maybe you have got the German company AgfaPhoto mixed up with the Belgian Agfa-Gevaert. The first is no longer in business and sold stills film whilst the second is still very much in business and is offering motion picture products in its line-up. HOWEVER, these are PRINT FILMS only, su...
by synthnut
Tue Oct 10, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: TFT Viewfinder???
Replies: 5
Views: 911

Hia, Sorry been away from PC land for a bit. This thing is WAY more than just a video tap. You can't really compare it to strapping a pen-cam to the viewfinder as it has motion sensing in nine zones for triggered shots, programmable timelapse, B settindg and more! I too hate paying much for cameras ...
by synthnut
Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:10 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: TFT Viewfinder???
Replies: 5
Views: 911

Hi folks, Now I know this didn't excite many people last time, which is odd as there are lots of questions about video assist, but check out the NEW VERSION: http://www.intro2020.co.uk/pages/zigview6.htm Actually better to look here: http://www.climaxdigital.com/zigview/zigview_s2.html This thing is...
by synthnut
Sat Apr 22, 2006 2:52 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: TFT Viewfinder???
Replies: 5
Views: 911

TFT Viewfinder???

Hi all, Just browsing through my copy of Practical Photography this month and noticed a little gadget called the Zigview Digital Angle finder... Now this little device clips onto the viewfinder of an SLR and gives you an adjustable TFT screen as a display, but there's more too! It has seriously comp...
by synthnut
Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:50 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: SUPER 8: BACK IN EVERY MAJOR TOWN IN BRITAIN!
Replies: 25
Views: 3427

Hi, yeah looks like the end of the Jessops photographic shop... My local branch which had stocked Kodachrome and briefly (according to a staff member) 64T in super 8 has now turned into a digital only waste of space. Where they had a film fridge and rows upon rows of films they now have about half a...
by synthnut
Sat Mar 04, 2006 5:03 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: I´m still here! Looks like I bought a Bray.
Replies: 16
Views: 2648

Hia, No, the Tony Scott that runs Film & Photo isn't the same as the one that directed Top Gun etc! I think he was into production at one point, but that was quite a while ago. The machine is obviously designed to take 35mm film, but it doesn't rely on perforations in any way so as long as you can a...