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David Sekanina

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  1. cameramarket.eu has an LTR and an SRII for sale, as well as a SRIIIHS, and XTR, XTR+ and Extera
  2. Try and contact JΓΌrgen Lossau from clickundsurr.de to see if he'd be willing to help with the project, to the point you could do a Kickstarter campaign. Just an idea.
  3. This is beautiful Uli - the song fits really nicely. Would you be willing to share how you graded the footage? It looks wonderful. I found Lewis Potts' video quite helpful, but always wonder how other people grade their 16mm footage.
  4. Happy Holidays and best wishes from Switzerland 🌺
  5. Tyler, I think your heart is in the right place, but your posts sometimes come across as confabulations. For me it has mostly to do with the fact that when your information has been found out to be wrong, you don't write: I stand corrected, I've been wrong on this one. Instead you come up with excuses why you had it wrong. This results in people doubting what you say - even if it's true sometimes, or who knows, most of the times.
  6. you could 3d print a 72mm ID to 80mm OD ring with a split in Nylon 12 for more standard clamp diameters: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1613743-REG/tilta_mb_t12_m80_4x5_65_carbon_fiber_matte.html I can model it for you and you can send the file to shapeways or any other 3d printing service.
  7. my Epson V850 claims to have an optical resolution of 9600 DPI. In reality it's more like 4000 DPI, so I scan at 4000 DPI. So if I scan a 6x7 slide at 4000 DPI on it (2.3x2.7 inches) i get a 9200x10800 pixel scan from it - a 100MP image. But a much smaller 35mm slide 36x24 (1.4x0.94 inches) only results in a 5600x3760 pixel scan - a 21MP image That's why I bought a dedicated 35mm scanner for my 35mm film. The flatbed scanner is fine for medium format film, not so great for 35mm film. (all numbers rounded)
  8. Correct. So if you have an image with a given resolution of let's say 4000x3000 pixels, in print, where they require a 300 DPI image, you could print that image 13.3x10 inches large, before you risk seeing the pixels. This high DPI is for glossy print magazines - a billboard which is viewed from a much larger distance can be printed with a 72 DPI image or even lower. The viewing distance and the raster image process is the determining factor here.
  9. In January 2020 THR wrote: The five major studios β€” Disney, NBCUniversal, Paramount, Sony and Warner Bros. β€” have inked new deals with Kodak, the film manufacturer said Wednesday...The initial 2015 deals were believed to have covered two years, and the latest pacts, which were set to be officially unveiled Wednesday night at the Kodak Film Awards, are believed to span a longer period. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/studios-up-kodak-deals-keep-celluloid-film-alive-1274709/
  10. Hi Arron - I no longer sell the tap nor the cheese plates - try AZ Spectrum for a tap.
  11. I shot this two years ago mostly on 7219 and one roll of 7207 with my Aaton XTR Prod. I always loved the documentary and engineering footage of Project Mercury and Gemini and wanted to have a similar feel, so it made sense to me to shoot it on 16mm. When I started in this start-up four years ago, I was employee number 13. Now we are over 70 and growing rapidly. This will be fun to look back to in ten or twenty years πŸ™‚
  12. The hard front on Aaton cameras (and many other film cameras) is cantilevered over the spinning mirror, making the lower half less stiff and more prone to bending when applying excessive force. Therefore I would avoid having a zoom lens attached for travel - even with support rods)
  13. Not the case for me either. Can't find anything in the news either, and this would make the tech news I think
  14. Just don't use the Lanparte D-tap voltage regulator. The current spike at startup of the motor is probably too high (even when during operation the camera draws less than one Amp) and the regulator just shuts down. This was the case when I tried it on my Aaton.
  15. Frame24 still has 13 rolls of 500T in stock: https://www.frame24.co.uk/online-store/Kodak-16mm-Vision3-400ft-122m-500T-7219-p99568633
  16. Forget the manufacturing in Asia - only a very few machine shops there can deliver the precision parts you need, and only after a lot of back and forth. You end up paying roughly the same as with a manufacturer in Europe for parts with very tight tolerances. It's fine for a quick and dirty proof of concept, but not for the final product. I agree with you Tyler, you'd have to ditch the optical viewfinder and go with a sensor for TTL viewing. The Minima's viewfinder is one of the few simpler ones, and even that would end up costing over 5K in a small batch production. Except for a very few, all of ARRI's and Aaton's patents around film cameras expired - there's no need to buy them. You could negotiate a deal to get the drawings with all the tolerances. But a redesign would make that not very useful. ARRI is still maintaining their 765 and Arricam fleet, Panavision maintains all their film cameras and will do so as long as they are rented out. I hope Andree at AM camera and Danny at Cinefacilities keep the cameras at other rental shops running for many years to come and will train a younger generation to take over the work before they retire. I'm still confident Tommy and Lasse from Logmar will surprise us one day with a new camera. As for the one I am working on, it's very niche, and still 12 to 18 months away and a money pit πŸ˜”πŸ™‚
  17. Instead of a grid, you could shoot a fine dot pattern once, rewind, rotate it slightly a shoot it a second time. the result will be a moire pattern, and the moire will move if the camera is not steady, and can be distinguished better from the scanner's gate weave. I have never tested this though - but will give it a try one of these days.
  18. I thought you shouldn't run print stock through your camera, as it has an polyester base which is much harder to tear than the acetate base of negative stock. Should a problem occur while the film runs through the camera, it would not tear and might damage the movement.
  19. check your format mask box Tyler - I was surprised myself to find this
  20. maybe your swing away arm (support) is bent and off axis.
  21. No problem either with a Chrosziel 450-02 on an XTR Prod
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