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  1. small correction, i meant 55-300mm, not 90-200 of course...
  2. So here's the thing: I want to shoot a project in dslr video. I have already a still photo old Nikon camera (cropped sensor), which i complemented with a range of lenses (18-55/10-20/ 50 prime/ 90-200). I made my choices in pre-DSLR video days. Now researching about it, I see that most people tend to like Canon for video better. My question, to whoever has tried Canon and Nikon for video and also adapting Nikon to Canon lenses is this: should i get a Nikon body, since all my lenses are F-mount, or would i take full potencial of my Nikon lenses on a Canon DSLR body? Thanks in advance for any advice on the subject!
  3. very nice price survey Ian, you have it all figured out! I just couldn't find those specific values for negative film in Andec on their website. The reason why i started this thread assuming that Andec didn't develop 200t and 500t is because in their order form they make a price for the reversible stocks with or without processing included. For the 200t/500t they include one single price, so i assumed it was just the film and they didn't do the processing. On the other hand the price they charge for the 200t (24.45€) is substantially higher than that of, for example, BlueCineTech (15,54€). Can anyone confirm wheter the Andec price is for stock+processing, or in case it is not, how can i order stock+processing in Andec. I haven't figured it out. Thanks for the help.
  4. now you got me thinking Ian. 16mm is a great format, i've been keeping away from it because i still have a huge learning curve to perform in super8, and i always considered 16mm as another price level (although more than 1 time i was tempted to get a k3 on ebay and try it out). I'll probably stick for the time being, to super8, because i have a good set of cameras i understand and dominate, aswell as some control over the characteristics of the format. What's your best choices for a negative bw super8 stock? i may consider for my personal project to shoot part of the stuff in bw.
  5. Thanks oliver, i guess i misunderstood the guidelines in Andec site, i'm glad they do, everybody references andec when it comes to film development. Really nice your telecine work, you get great footage with your system. I was looking to set up a simpler (necessarily worst) one, and your tips will do fine, i guess. Why should i change the projector light? Is negative film thicker? Why does it require a stronger light? Ian, thanks. I'm not on the UK, i'm from Portugal, but i liked what i saw at the laboratory you passed me. I'll investigate and choose one of these choices to begin with. I guess i'll test some footage to see where it goes. The super8 reversal film (which i love) has an exaggerated lowfi look for what i'm loonking for, but video, or hd video won't do it for me. 16mm is too expensive for me right now, apart from the fact that i have 0 experience with the format. So, i'm really looking forward to see where these negative stocks can go. Another thing, what negative bw stock do you recommend? Do you have experience working with bw negative super8 footage?
  6. After a couple years using the reversal stocks Kodak produces in super8 format, i've become increasingly enthusiastic about the 200t and 500t stocks. I know i'll loose some of the fun of projecting the film because their negatives, but i'm embracing a new personal project, a little bit more serious than what i've been doing so far, and the idea was to use the footage uniquely on digital media after processing it. I'm finding some logistic problems. So, what i need to know right now is: - where can i Process the negative super8 film, vision 200t, and 500t, In Europe? I've been searching the labs, and unless i'm missing something, neither BlueCineTech nor Andec do that, they don't develop negative stocks. Where can i do it? - for editing purposes, my idea was that i could make my own telecine at home, with a telecine device. Is it possible to project the negative film, telecine it to digital hd, and than invert the footage on the pc? or is there any catch? The idea would be to make the editing with that digital footage, and after getting somewhere with it somehow cutting the bits of negative film i'd need and properly telecine it, in a professional laboratory. I'm on a budget. Is this possible? thanks.
  7. I posted this topic on the HD section, but i figured it belongs more acurately here, in the first time filmmakers section What i can't figure out is how can i convert these m2t/mts files into a usable format to edit on imovie or fcp without loosing quality? I understand i can't use lagarith on mac, so is there any lossless video codec that i can use? and what's the process i should adopt? What do you mac users do? Another thing is i don't know what i'm doing wrong when i capture shots from the camera but i jsut can't avoid the anoying horizontal stripes moving constantly. I think it has something to do with my interlace options, but i can't figure it out. Should i desinterlace when i capture? Thank you for any suggestions, they'll be appreciated, i have some urgency, although i'm not professionally linked to cinema or video, i urgently need to use this for professional reasons. So thanks.
  8. I'm a new user of mac. As far as i could experience, m2t files only read on mac when i change the extension to .tod Why is that? Anyway, how can i convert these tod/m2t files into a usable format to edit on imovie or fcp without loosing quality? I've already made some experiences in video editing, but i'm still a rookie. Another thing is i don't know what i'm doing wrong when i capture shots from the camera but i jsut can't avoid the anoying horizontal stripes moving constantly. I think it has something to do with my interlace options, but i can't figure it out. Thank you for any suggestions, they'll be appreciated, i have some urgency, although i'm not professionally linked to cinema or video, i urgently need to use it on my own area, so thank you in advance.
  9. Hello, i have a small doubt about dof adapters. I'll start using one soon, and i have a certainly basic doubt: Basically, if i couple a, say, f/1.4 lens on the adapter, i know i will benefit from the shallow depth of field of that aperture (that's the reason why we use dof). But will i benefit from the ability the lens has to capture available light? or will i have to submit to the main lens of the camcorder, that opens only am f/3 ? Thnaks for any help on this.
  10. yes, it's AF. well pitty it won't expose 64t correctly. So that means there are no reversal available color stock that i can use. I never used negative stock, what do you recomend? thanks for the advice, i'll try tri-x and see what it comes out. Tom, nice tutorial, although that's not my camera.
  11. Somehow, a perfect Canon 310 XL AF with box came to me. I've just put batteries and ran it without film, and the electric and optic parts are in perfect conditions, so i just have to try the camera with film now. It's not a very resourceful camera, it seems, but i really really enjoyed the lightness and portability of it, so i was thinking of starting to take it whenever i want to travel with little weight. Now i've been looking for suitable film for it that is still being made. Since the camera's characteristics state that: film speed: automatic for 40/64 and 100/160 ASA only (daylight/tungsten) this means the camera will expose correctly the Ektachrome, the Tri-X and the Plus-X right? Just to confirm, so i won't have a huge disappointment when i develop the film. thanks, i'll try to post some test footage if i'm able to use the camera
  12. thanks a lot for the quick answers. Will, thanks for the comparison between both cameras, now i really tend to the 814, in the options between the 2 canon. the 40fps the electronic version allows may be of interest to me. The 512 is tempting, but also more expensive. Plus, some friends have told me the Canon cameras are, by principle, more reliable than Bauer, more solid, less probability that it will fail on me. I've only had a very short experience with a 1014, and none with any Bauer camera so i wouldn't know. Thanks again for the answers.
  13. Hi. I'm considering to buy a super8 camera. I've had some experience, and by now i even have my own set of necessary material to start shooting. But i've been using a very old Kodak M6 which is becoming more and more unreliable. Now i'm checking the 814 and the 1014, both autozoom electronic. The question is, do you think it's worth paying the difference between both cameras? I've been analysing the differences in characteristics, and i'm trying to understand wether the 1014 will provide me with real practical value, comparing to the 814. Appreciate comments on this, if you have had experience with both or one of these cameras. P.S. - paralel to these cameras, i've also been checking a Bauer 512, if anyone has anything to say. thanks
  14. thanks for both answers, they really helped me a lot... i'm a total rookie in any tecnhical aspects of video and cinema, so my doubts are basic. I'm doing what you recomended me to do, i'm making experiments. I will ask once again questions which i hope can be less laughable than these i posed now. thanks again.
  15. hello, this is my first post here on the forum. I'm a total amateur, and i'm trying to learn my ways into amateur filmmaking. Right now i have a problem. I recorded some footage, on HD, and i got m2t files. I read (can you confirm, please) that these files can't be edited in Adobe Premiere, so i converted them into mpeg. First question is, did i loose quality in the process? the original file had 135.055kb, the new one has 130.786kb, so there is little difference in size, but i suppose i lost some quality; is it true? Now the big doubt. As i import my new mpeg file into adobe premiere, the program assumes a new framing for the footage. So, basically this is a frame of the footage i recorded: as i imported the clip, and as i placed it in my project's timeline, Premiere chops the framing and now this piece of footage gets framed like the red rectangle indicates: Do i have to reduce the frame size of my footage to correct this? or is it possible to define the size of the whole project according to the size more favourable to my footage? in any case, how can i do it, in A.Premiere? thanks in advance, any help will be extremely useful.
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