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    Aaton 35-III, Aaton XTR-Plus, Aaton Minima
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    All film related activities; full analog film workflow color and B&W; traditional film grading and printing (16, 35mm), digital grading Baselight, digital recording and scanning, film restoration; digital archiving of film (8, 16, 35mm), video and audio.

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  1. The problem with x-ray exposure is that it is directional. It will appear as uneven density changes mostly blue/cyan in the shadows. I have received a box of 40 100ft spools. Only the spools on the outside had a visible exposure, the x-ray had exposed the box from the short side and not penetrated more than one row. Anyway, exposure is cumulative and each pass adds something.
  2. Big difference between low-dose hand luggage and checked luggage. Depends on how 'visible' the contents were in the scanner. If you hide the films in a lead bag, the operator will turn up the dose. I always recommend to ship by Fedex or similar. We recently did a test with the help of Fedex and after eight passes, the increase in D-Min was less than 0.02 (densitometer tolerance). It all depends on the settings of the x-ray machine.
  3. Ken Loach: "Sorry We Missed You " (2018, in postproduction)
  4. John, Send mail to info(at)postproduction.be
  5. Two years ago we processed and scanned this Super16 Double-X short, the result had to look like a mid 1960 period. https://vimeo.com/ondemand/deoverkant
  6. We had a server failure. Will put a new website on a new server in a few days; email and telephone work normally. We have backups but they need to be transposed;
  7. I have seen many rolls damaged by X-Rays. I am sure any lab can tell you horror stories. They look like a pulsating blueish fog. We can even tell if the X-ray exposure was before or after the camera exposure by the increasing rythm of the pulsations. I have one customer with a full carton of 100ft daylight spools; the box must have passed the x-ray machine looking at the short edge. The first two rows of cans were damaged, the second one less than the first one, the X-rays did not penetrate more than two rows of cans. The world is a changed place since the war on terror. All I can say is that the film is most likely total loss, no easy digital fix.
  8. It is on a 400" spool and is long pitch perforated; if you have a camerajam with polyester stock, you camera may be damaged.
  9. Thanks for the referal. Our website is off-line for the moment due to a server failure, we we are doing business as usual.
  10. The Minima uses the inside of the flanges to drive the take-up spool. It also pushes open the gap between the flanges once loaded. No way to run cores only or 100ft daylight spools.
  11. We still do quite a bit of optical reductions. There are several reasons: the first and most common one is to make 16mm prints from digital files, we cannot record directly to 16 but we make very good quality 16mm direct reductions or via IP/DN. The other reason is to have 16mm prints from either 35mm or S16 originals for loop projection in art installations, the projector is part of the installation in full view of the public.
  12. The current negative films are more easily edge-fogged during loading. There used to be an extra filter layer on the base of the 100ft spool filmstock that was removed about 15 years ago. Always load the "daylight spools" in as little light as possible.
  13. This makes sense, the Takumar is a 35mm stills lens with a large exit pupil. A lot of light will hit outside of the filmgate, scattering light and bouncing off reflective surfaces.
  14. You can use 100' spools on the feed side. You need to remove the core adapter using the small screwdriver that is found inside the feed side of the magazine. You will loose the mechanical footage counter. You cannot use a spool on the take-up side, only a core, so you will have to unload the exposed film in a changing bag or darkroom. Using spools on an Aaton is an emergency solution, not recommended if you can help it.
  15. We have a fair number of clients from Norway for processing and printing 16mm, colour and B&W; let me know if you want to ship, customs value needs to be below 22€ to avoid delay and expenses;
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