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  1. Thank you Chris, Actually i'm trying to figure out the best workflow / negative inversion process for my setup which is : "Drum scanner + Motion picture film negative", and i want to explore every paths.. I would like to try the Lasergraphics / Arriscan XT software, i feel like the results can be truly interesting so if someone has it or has an opinion about the best negative inversion process, please let me know..
  2. Hi Bruce, Yes i have the software of the drum scanner but it's an old software and people say that manual inversions through Photoshop is such more suitable.. So i thought that modern High end motion picture scanners have certainly an elaborated technology for inverting negatives, and i also shoot motion pictures films on my still camera, inverting through Lasergraphics or Arriscan XT software can be really interesting.. What do you think about Vuescan?
  3. Hello all! I recently acquired a high-end drum scanner for stills and while looking for the best scanning method one point remains unclear to me : "The negative inversion". So i was wondering, what is the negative inversion technology behind motion picture scanners like Lasergraphics and Arriscan XT ? Can we upload a negative (with orange mask) .Tiff file in the software of these scanners and convert it into positive? If yes, where can i get these softwares? I'm shooting Vision 3 500T / 200T on my still camera to accompany my upcoming film, Thanks all!
  4. I really like your answer Michael, Thank you, and i also strongly believe that the weak point in the Film chain is scanning.. In Portra 400 Sodium lights will obviously look strongly orange, but besides that, will the scene look massively unbalanced in term of color? Nothing that can not be fixed in post right? So according to your answer, i should go with Vision 3 processed in ECN2 without hesitation.. Am i understanding correctly? Thanks!
  5. Thank you David, it's reassuring! And Thanks Robert and Dirk, it's always good to have options! @Robert, are you by any means linked to Lumens photo lab? They seem to process ECN2 in Cinelab and i can see "Cinelab.com" in your signature.. Also, as you both seem to have experience with stills processed in ECN2, do you think that when processed in ECN2, Vision 3 looks the same in photography as it looks in Motion picture? Or should i go with Portra 400 for my Night shots under street lights even if it is a daylight stock? I feel like it can handles tungsten. Thanks!
  6. Thanks for your answer David! The guys at Lumens photo lab process stills in ECN2, i heard that one of them work at Cinelab, he just uses all the professionals machines there.. So do you think that when processed in ECN2, Vision 3 looks the same in photography as it looks in Motion picture? The discussion is still hugely opened guys, the more informations and experiences i get, the best it is, Thanks in advance!
  7. Hello all, i hope you are doing well! I'm planning to shoot some stills to accompany my next film, and i'm going crazy trying to decide whereas i should go for Portra 400 or Vision 3 500T processed in ECN2 .. I will shoot at night under street lights (tungsten and metal white lamps) so here are the questions that will help me decide : -Does Portra 400 (which is a daylight stock ) handles Street lights at night and tungsten well? From what i've seen, i really don't like Cinestill (which is based on Vision 3 500T) or V3 500T processed in C41, but i came across few Vision 3 photographies processed in "ECN2", and i was impressed by the feel and the color renditions, it looked like a still from a Motion picture movie shot on Arriflex or Panavision. -So, do Vision 3 stills processed in ECN2 look exactly the same as in Motion picture camera? Vision 3 500T is for me the most wonderful stock ever created and there is no Tungsten stock in this ISO range for still photography, so why is this stock not more popular in the photography world? Am i missing something? Some say it has a different look because of its original purpose (designed for 24fps and more), but a stock exposed and processed in the same conditions should give the same result no matter the camera right? And last thing, not all street lights are the same, what is the best stock for yellow lamps (almost white) ? Thank you all!
  8. Thanks Andries! That worked really well, the viewfinder is much clearer now! But the manual says: « The focusing screen is retractable by turning the control knob fully clockwise (that’s what i did) for some special applications at fixed focus. In this case, the viewing image is aerial. For the most critical and accurate focusing, use this focusing screen. » I feel much more confortable when this focusing screen is retracted, what problems will i encounter by shooting this way? The focusing screen make the viewing too dark .. Thanks!
  9. Thanks for your answers Peter and Martin! I unscrewed the little cap and rotated the shaft inside, the shutter moves but now i'm sure that it is not a shutter problem but a viewfinder problem. The image is a little bit misty.. A little black plastic circle knob is missing inside the cartridge door, and when i lightly blow there to remove dusts, the viewfinder becomes even more misty during few seconds.. Does someone know how to open that camera? I feel like the problem is easy to fix.. Thank you!
  10. Hello all! I have a strange new problem with my Beaulieu 5008, the viewfinder seems suddenly dark (no as clear as it was when i bought the camera), i feel like the mirror is "half way", not completely positioned and i see some black points on the viewfinder, do you know what happened and how can i fix it? I don't have batteries to run it but i will test it this week-end. Thank you!
  11. I just figured it out thanks to Bjorn Andersonn, Thank you again Bjorn! I have two last questions: -Does someone know where can i get a cheap charger for that camera? I'm using the original batteries (not recelled).. Here is a thread that talks about chargers for the 5008: http://www.filmshooting.com/scripts/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9488 Can someone tell me where can i get one for cheap? -If i put an Angenieux 6-80 on a 5008 Beaulieu that used a Schneider 6-66, will i have to readjust something or will it work right after i put it? Thank you all!
  12. Hello all! I just bought a Beaulieu 5008 that i have not tested yet because of the dead batteries, and i have two questions: -While i watch through the viewfinder, i can see the orange filter in pieces, it appears as a tiny black smudge or a clear orange filter depending on the position of the camera, and some other time the viewfinder is clear. I tried to activate the filter button but obviously the filter is detached, so how can i remove it from the camera? I've found some tutorials for Beaulieu 4008 but nothing for the Beaulieu 5008.. -The camera is probably dead and if it is the case, i will buy an other body and keep the lens that came with it (Angenieux 6-80 1.2), can someone tell me how to remove it from the camera? I unscrewed the trigger first and then the lens block, which liberated it (i can now rotate the whole block), but i did not find a way to detach it from the camera body.. Also, some screws on the lens are rusted, so i'm thinking of removing them and put some brand new ones, is that something you would advice me to do? I don't like having rusted screws, and the optic is in a really perfect condition.. Thank you all!
  13. Thanks for your advice Martin! I decided to let it as it is and inform the buyer that "Fade in" can not be made with the camera, thankfully the buyer didn't mind, have a beautiful day!
  14. Hello all! I have a problem with my Canon 1014 auto zoom electronic and i really need to fix it so i can sell it (i already have a buyer). The rewind film indicator that allows superimposition is stuck into the blue position and i have no way to switch it back to the right(orange), even after having pushed the tiny silver button called « the Rewind mechanism cancellation button » . Do you know how can i fix it? The frame counter is also stuck, but i saw it working once while i was trying to fix it by turning the shutter to « Rewind ». Any advice would hugely help me, Thank you!
  15. Hello all, does someone know if we can convert an Arri 16St to an Arri 16Sb ? These 2 cameras are basically the same, the only difference is that the 16s has 3 Arri standard mount while the 16Sb has 2 Arri Standard and 1 Bayonet mount. So can we remove a Standard mount from the 16s and install a Bayonet mount? If yes, how would that coast? Is that something i can do myself? Thank you!
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