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by Film16
Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Nizo Professional electronic fix?
Replies: 7
Views: 1476

Thanks Mitch, that is very helpful. I gave all that a go and had some partial success. After poking those switches above the red wire you mention, the camera motor does indeed run, indicating that solenoid is working. This would leave, I guess, the trigger switch block. Unless you advise against it,...
by Film16
Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:10 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Nizo Professional electronic fix?
Replies: 7
Views: 1476

Thanks Mitch (and thanks also to AJ for sending me some JPGs of his Nizo). I cleaned up the area, stripped back the white wires, soldered them back where they were (either side of the diode), and... no luck. All I can think of is either a dead solenoid or worse, e.g. no current is getting to the sol...
by Film16
Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:38 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: smallformat for Christmas - now with pdf
Replies: 14
Views: 1874

Definitely agree. Fantastic, high quality magazine. I will no doubt renew my subscription for 08. Sadly don't know many shooters so can't recommend in person, but I will do so here!

All the very best in securing the support of the Big Yellow, you deserve it!
by Film16
Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:50 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Nizo Professional electronic fix?
Replies: 7
Views: 1476

Thanks. Might give it a go if I have no luck with the DIY method... I am sure it just needs a new component. Does anyone know if solenoids can just stop working?
by Film16
Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Nizo Professional electronic fix?
Replies: 7
Views: 1476

Nizo Professional electronic fix?

Hi, I wonder if any filmshooter here (with a knowledge of electronics!) has come across this problem and might know a way of fixing it? I recently won a Nizo Pro off ebay, very cheap as seller could not run it. Indeed the motor doesn't run (but everything else seems to works fine, e.g. light-meter, ...
by Film16
Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: PAL and NTSC Tools...
Replies: 5
Views: 1176

For a simple standards conversion (PAL <> NTSC) on PCs, VirtualDub (virtualdub.org) does a great job, but you have to set the paramaters (frame size, FPS) manually. There is also an MPEG2 version that allows you open VOB files directly, so you can do your conversion and export for viewing or re-auth...
by Film16
Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Try out the Super 8 Search Engine!
Replies: 4
Views: 1107

Great idea Bjiarne, will give it a go. OT: Are you getting your emails ok? I sent you a new manual for the Canon Scoopic a while back...
Tom
by Film16
Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak's current view on Vision 2 50D and Ektachrome 100D?
Replies: 90
Views: 11034

[quote="But your little order stands not alone, and if any of these little orders should become big, it is hoped they will be for film, if best suited to the project. Perhaps you have a film-project story to send to In Camera? Mitch This is the best idea I've heard so far... if we can get Kodak's o...
by Film16
Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:59 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: super 8 and air travel
Replies: 10
Views: 2177

Spain, Brazil, New Zealand, Italy and South Africa to UK no problems so far with fresh or exposed S8/16mm stock. I usually say I have film + camera equipment in my hand-luggage as a courtesy, so they are less likely to want to inspect. If you have a lot of stock, especially 16mm it is good to ring a...
by Film16
Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Canon Scoopic M light meter question
Replies: 14
Views: 1991

Good idea, I will give that a go, but I don't really know my way around Super8Wiki. Can you PM some instructions to add a new page etc?
Cheers
Tom
by Film16
Sat Aug 04, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Canon Scoopic M light meter question
Replies: 14
Views: 1991

I borrowed another meter just to be sure, and the internal meter was definitely out by a good stop and a bit. It was fairly straight forward to adjust, so if anyone wants to know this is what I did. I opened the top cover of the Electric Eye (EE) below, http://www.tdelfs.plus.com/filmshooting/Scoopi...
by Film16
Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Storaro InCamera article
Replies: 0
Views: 1002

Storaro InCamera article

In case anyone missed it, an interview with the light painter himself: http://www.kodak.com/US/en/motion/hub/incam.jhtml

BTW, InCamera is not exactly small gauge, but they cover S16 and occasionally S8. It is also sent out free.

Tom
by Film16
Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Canon Scoopic M light meter question
Replies: 14
Views: 1991

Is the lens on the M sharper than the old grey models? Those lenses are kind of soft to me. I don't know yet, I hope to do some tests soon and I will try various stops to see where it performs better, I need to do that to check the light meter is working anyway. Vidwerk, thanks for the info on Aran...
by Film16
Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:16 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Canon Scoopic M light meter question
Replies: 14
Views: 1991

Thanks vidwerk, I'll give that a go. I've since found out that it is possible to adjust the sensitivity of the internal lightmeter by adjusting a potentiometer housed inside the front block on top of the Electronic Eye. So if it is out at least there are DIY options. I have a page from the repair ma...
by Film16
Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:03 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Canon Scoopic M light meter question
Replies: 14
Views: 1991

Anyone? Vidwerk, you might know this one.
Cheers