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  1. Roger's set-up at YT timecode 05:05 is what Andries is talking about?
  2. Dear Emily, your best chance is to contact his shop, and add a FYI to Jürgen directly, using info@clickundsurr.de Unfortunately, the magazine's website www.schmalfilm.de for both the German-language Schmalfilm and English-language Smallformat is now longer online – some other users would know more about the costs and efforts of a website's upkeep but I assume it was no longer commercially viable. The website permitted the purchase/download of articles as PDFs, so the article in question (which I remember well) should be readily available if copyright issues don't interfere. However,
  3. Very saddening to read this all of a sudden. But JPB – one of those few who successfully combined being an engineer, and inventor, and entrepreneurs – immortalised himself with a family of products that are ingenious things of beauty, while allowing others to create with them Cinéma Vérité and Direct Cinema documentaries that manifestly progressed le septième art.
  4. Howdy, Aaron! before a multitude of answers will flood in giving you such a variety of single experiences due to the plethora of x-ray/scatter scan devices deployed nowadays ("Yelp, LAX ate my 7219" / "That never happenend with K-40" / "I am a lifetime BA Black Card holder, and never had any fogging on any film due to x-rays" / "insist on manual checks even if the TSA tasers you down" / "the one in the British Museum is a decade old x-ray scanner that wouldnt be allowed in airport today, insist on manual checks" / "I got a 3000 ISO 2008-expired super-sensitive Polaroid pack film through Q
  5. If you seek to hear and use the original French pronunciation – and you should, as this name seems to get butchered in American English and British English even more than "Porsh" at an English-language Porsche Driver Fan Club – I recommend to click here :) :
  6. This is Cinematography.com, not a Facebook group or Twitter tirade. As a moderator of this forum, I very kindly request you moderate your language to maintain the professional tone everyone upholds here. Also, defamation is a specific offence, especially under the Netherlands' Civil Code. Can I suggest you read up on the difference between slander and libel, because you use the words incorrectly. The history of the few Schneider 30x6mm is no secret. After market testing at Photokina, Schneider decided for good and pretty obvious reasons not to move beyond their prototype or pre-series run
  7. Interesting. There would obviously have to be reflex element inserted given the off-set from the slate bay mod to the film path, plus light on the mechanical counter. Could you point me to where you read about this, Frank? I am intrigued as I only know external archival set-ups for BNC, and not in-camera mods. Here's a set pic of BNC 70: Given that all the outtakes in this episode feature a NISO code (you can turn these to get ANSI or DIN shown) and not the scene/take shown on the slates in the actual scenes, which the mods depicted in Mark's post would have clearly allowed, did L
  8. Okay, your descriptions are getting a bit confusing, but given that the camera runs and other power features (such as zoom) work, the camera seems to be - at first sight - fully functioning. The white dot of the outer-manual ring is at 12 o'clock. The white dot of the inner auto-ring is at 6 o'clock. Pulled down the M' lever a few times. It's set to speed and 18fps (tried 12 and 24 as well). Still no movement with the only thing indicating power being the red dot above the viewfinder image. So the inner ring is not moving from Closed / 6 o'clock clockwise to the Open/ 12 o'clock position whe
  9. Well, Irving "Lippy" Lippman was DoP on "The Monkees" for Director James Frawley, and shot on Mitchell BNC, including #70 (manufactured circa 1950, so a mere 17 years old when this shot was taken). That explains the legit content typed on the white inserts above and below the NISO code marker. There were aftermarket macro-banc type accessories to shoot ANSI, NISO and DIN standard markers when archiving motion picture material such as newsreel shots (for which the B/NC-series was originally developed). See the macro resolution of the mechanical counter and frame. Similar accessories were al
  10. AHA! If it's the red dot indicator on the top left hand side of the viewfinder that is the only indicator light on, then this means that the camera is indeed in Rewind mode programme as we originally discussed. In that case, you would also not see the green indicator light on the top right side of the viewfinder, that indicates that the batteries have an operational state of charge, and the camera operates nominally. Please have a look on the left hand side of the camera. You can see the variable shutter wheel there. If it is not in the open position (at 12 o'clock), but in any positio
  11. Yes, that two-battery compartment panel is supposed to come off completely, like the panel at the bottom of the pistol hand grip. There's no hinge to keep it in place or swivel it out or something. With the upper side of the panel interlocked with the metal plate notch on the camera body, and the panel swung in to turn the turn screw into place, the two-battery compartment panel should close quite tightly. There is the tinniest bit of play on the extreme sides of it, where you can push it in by half a milimeter with great force when shut. However, the centre of the panel should be immobile
  12. Unfortunately, I can't see the image you say you have embedded in your post, but there's only one lever on the left-hand side, next to the variable shutter wheel marked with an M. It should make a clicking noise when released (pulled down), thus cancelling the Rewind memory. Based on your description, It seems that wasn't the issue. If you go to this post here, www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=26088&p=467106 , you will find two files to download, which are articles I penned for Super 8 Today magazine about how to operate the top 4 production cameras, one of which is the Bauer
  13. It does start up without a cartridge inserted. Make sure that the switches are set to SPEED on the right-hand side and M is released - pull the M release down to make sure the camera wasn't accidentally left in Rewind mode half-way through that trick effect. If nothing helps, could be that an IC going bust on the electric motherboard. Tricky to repair.
  14. The 4008-series has a variable shutter with a 100° opening angle, operated by the topside lever. As Chris believes, the shutter speed is indeed between 1/7 sec when set at 2 fps, and 1/86 at 24 fps and 1/87 at 25 fps. You can get a manual for the 4008 ZM specifically as a PDF download by clicking here, and an overview of operations in comparison to the other top Super 8 cameras as download in this post here in our Super 8 forum's FAQ.
  15. Hi Roger, you double-posted this thread. I have merged the threads, and removed duplicate posts. {admin}
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