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  1. If you're just talking about a rotation that's a very simple After Effects project or almost any NLE can do that with keyframes...
  2. Good point. It's easy to forget things you do without thinking.
  3. You can get digital outs to 16mm and 35mm but they are rather expensive. Like $150 per minute with sound. But you wind up with a negative and a positive so you can make more prints from it easily. Here's a great company for a lot of specialized film needs: http://www.videofilmsolutions.com/digital-intermediates--printing
  4. If you don't finish the reel then you can simply cut the film at the loop, ease the stock all the way into the mag, remove the exposed stock (in a changing bag or dark room obviously) then either remove the short end (carefully label the can with stock type and length) or re-thread it back into the mag to use the rest. I always keep several pairs of little kid's blunt scissors in my kit for such purposes. They don't need to be super sharp or pointy just to cut film and better to avoid sharp point things on set.
  5. Nothing wrong with the workflow, but everything depends on your final requirements. If you have specific delivery requirements you adjust based on that, but especially when the camera originates in ProRes, you should be fine transcoding to whatever you need from ProRes. I would suggest working in the higher quality ProRes codecs however instead of the 422. Your workflow will change with every production so it's fine to get something that works for you but just be prepared to adjust for each gig.
  6. I applaud your efforts to fix it, but the meter wouldn't be as easy as another mechanical issue. Unless it's a simple fail in the wiring, you'd have to buy another Scoopic to get the replacement part. Honestly you may be better off just buying another one that works since they are so inexpensive.
  7. Thanks Bjorn, I have two cameras to send to you after the Holidays. So glad you're still maintaining these cameras and have the parts to keep them running like brand new.
  8. I've had similar results on many 16mm cameras when I failed to load properly. The only exception is the Scoopic MS with the auto-load feature that has never failed me. (knocking on wood.) You'll have no problem once you do it a few more times.
  9. I'll have to do some digging...the issue may be that it would have been transferred in SD but by a great colorist.
  10. Bjorn is the Beaulieu man! Thanks for the help as usual!
  11. It's been a few years since I last had to do this but is anyone currently re-celling 4008 batteries? I have about 4 to do...probably not something Batteries Plus+ here in the states could handle. Thanks in advance!
  12. Lots of different opinions on the Blackmagic scanner. I believe it's fine for dailies, if you're looking for something you'd finish with you may consider some other options but perhaps best if you just do a test to make sure it's what you need. Blackmagic Scanner: UHD for 35mm, 2k for 16mm. The camera doesn't move so the sensor is basically cropped in for 16mm.
  13. Looks like you've got a ton of responses. I can't speak for the technical mathematical details but like when I asked a local mechanic about a Ferrari sitting at dealer in West Virgina, his response was... "Runs good." So that's what I'd say about the K3 and other Pentax lenses. I've used 24mm, 35mm and 50mm Pentax Super Takumar lenses with the K3 with excellent results. When it was in focus in the viewfinder, it was perfectly in focus on the film. The 50mm was particularly sharp. I think I shot some Double X with it and was very pleased with the image quality and sharpness so I don't think the Flange Focal distance is an issue. Great inexpensive combination.
  14. There are some great M42 lenses available that are really affordable. The Pentax Super Takumar lenses are particularly good; especially the 35mm and 50mm.
  15. Rule of thumb: If you are sourcing old stock, go for the slowest speed you can like 50D or 100T. Faster stocks deteriorate faster. Always stay away from that Vision 800T stock because it hasn't been made in so long any of it will be pretty nasty, unless you're going for nasty then thumbs up!
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