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Brendan Collins

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    16BL, 16S, H16m

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  1. Robert Thank you for the replies. I ultimately figured out the problem, well problems. First one was that there was chipped pieces of film within the magazines. Secondly, the film had shrunk some, and lastly, I managed once or twice to slip the film on the wrong side of the gearing in the magazines, causing it to get taught and rip. It was user error. I sacrificed a vision 2 roll, and ran it through about 30 times in all magazines (all 6), and it worked just fine on both cameras. The tensioners/clutches from when I took it apart, The tensions were all good, however I did have to lu
  2. AZ Spectrum has done some wonderful work for me in the past. What an electronic wizard!
  3. Carl, the variable speed motors work at 8V. I would say that you are losing voltage inside, it happens to my Arri 16 M . (If I put 8v in, only 5v shows at the motor.) Or maybe even a bad ground connection to the motor? I would suggest sending it in for servicing, as you don't want to pump too much power through it and then damage the electronics and everything. Or maybe something on the inside is super dirty/old grease that needs to be cleaned and re-lubricated?
  4. Hi there, Please read this thoroughly. Gauging interest in the sale of my entire 16mm cine collection. Full disclosure - I am on the fence about selling these, some of them need work, some work I have done myself, other stuff is beyond my abilities for servicing. I am gauging interest and seeking offers. I would trade everything for a classic VW Bus that needs work (1970s westie or conversion preferred, not automatic, and no I won't trade it for the one thats been sitting in the field for 45 years and hasn't moved once) Moral of the story is, I'm out of college, I'm working mor
  5. www.SealconUSA.com Part numbers for mini jaeger connectors male and female. SJ533800006 SJ533811006
  6. I've recently inquired about those Jaeger connectors from the only supplier I could find in the US. They are extremely expensive (55-75$ each)... I ended up swapping out for mini XLR / XLR connectors.
  7. Visual Products is a GEM ! The other major seller/repairer of equipment has always given me the cold shoulder even when looking to purchase expensive (to me) equipment, or inquire about repairs (I'd get the answer of, "send it in and we will bill you *hangs up phone*", or "Email us to purchase (emailed) no response.. --).. Maybe since I'm lower budget (3k or less annually for equipment/repairs), I don't get a priority there. Visual products has always given me their full attention, very honest, and do great work. I've had many repairs done by them, along with accessories purchased
  8. Well, I found out they are Jaeger connectors, which no one in the USA supplies.. and they're like 50$ each. Wow. Going to convert to mini XLR, no big deal. Still need to know what the switch is for on the top of my motor, I can't figure it out as it doesn't do anything. I tried to trace the wiring inside, but theres almost no slack in there to move things around to see whats going where. (Doesn't help that every wire is white!)
  9. Hi. On my eclair npr (says eclair 16 II on the mags?) I need help identifying a connector, along with a switch on the motor. first of all, which connector name is this for the male on my handle trigger? secondly, what is the purpose of the switch on this motor? It seems to do nothing.. (but I’m unsure..) FPS counter is inoperative, but too complex for me to attempt repair.
  10. Hi. My 16M when run at 8.4V with a constant speed motor only spins at around 18FPS, and sometimes will drop to 10-12. (Batteries new and good, cables new) 8.4V supply only meters 4/5 Volts at the motor... When run at 12V with a constant speed motor, it spins at 24FPS. When an empty magazine is applied, it only spins at 22FPS. But with 12V supplied, it meters right around 8V at the motor. Does the 16M take 12V? Serial number 097. (Early!!) I read they are suppose to take 8V.. Do I have a bad grounding where I'm losing voltage? (motor->casing?) Motors are both good, tested
  11. @Dom Jaeger , @Tyler Purcell , @Simon Wyss Okay so I've disassembled a magazine, lubricated, and rebuilt it. (Used other 3 magazines as a reference to be 100% sure everything is installed properly/correctly). Problem still occurs. Tried different film stock. Tried different cores.. Still doing the same thing. What the heck! I cannot figure this out. I've taken a video to explain/show what's happening. Maybe this representation will explain it better? I start talking at 1 minute, I also don't know every terminology as I'm someone with no education in this field but a large hobbyist.
  12. Thanks for the reply @Dom Jaeger Both camera's were making the noise before just removing them from the housing/casing. (second camera, TXM-15, I only took front mount/motor cover off to view gearing internally to check if something was stripped). One magazine I just now took completely apart. It definitely free'd up and spins much more easily. (This was the one that had film stuck within it, and the throat had chips of film as expected from old film being used as a tester) All other magazines move very easily by hand. Noted that the take up side is slightly tighter than the starti
  13. Dom, Neither camera has done this before. Both recently serviced within the last 2 years. (Very light use since) They do not make the noise when no mag is on the camera. They sound normal when running with no mag. I have very good batteries, so this is not an issue. (12V 9amp new). One BL is stock, the other has a tobin system (I believe the TX-15 with variable speeds 1-50fps) Occasionally, the noise will happen with no film in the camera or mag, but 9 times out of 10, they make noise with film threaded through. I've taken apart the mags to see if there is any emulsion, film chips, e
  14. Tyler- Are you talking the movement in the camera or the movement in the magazine ? Thanks!
  15. Hi. I have 2 Arriflex 16BL's (4 mags), and every single time I load film into one, regardless of which magazine I use, this happens. See video posted here.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmZgD-JbLFI&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=BrendanCollins Anyone have any idea? Motor seems to slow down with film as well, runs at normal speed when no mag is on the camera. Occasionally will run film just fine without this grinding noise. Both cameras do it. Never have had a problem before. I took the assembly out and I don't see any stripped or worn gears internally... SOS Thanks
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