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Cinema Products CP-16, beginning a project.

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This was posted in a different thread, but I wasn't sure what section this post would belong under better and I think it would belong better here.

"I recently found a 16mm CP-16R movie camera at a junk store for $250. Cosmetically it's in nice shape, optics seem to work fine, and it came with a few rechargeable batteries, and a 400' film magazine. However the drive belt that attaches to the magazine and camera is missing, and it did not come with a charger or power supply. Does anyone know of any suitable replacements for the belt and charger/is willing to sell those? The only parts like that I've found has been in cp16 camera sets on ebay that cost 2 grand, something as which I can not afford. I am well aware this camera might not even function properly, but I'd rather find out then let it sit here. Thank you for your time."

i would also like to add that this camera i found out that this camera was well cared for by its previous owner (according to information asked by the store owner when he bought it) but it has sat some time since about the mid 2000s. It seems like this will be a project camera, so is there any servicing that anyone would recommend i do to it before i operate it?

Thanks

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Of course, a complete overhaul by a service technician. You might want to have a fresh warranty of a year or two. I give three years.

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Hello,

I too am going through the motions of discovering what works and so forth on my CP16.  I bought a belt replacement kit from Whitehouse Av and replaced the camera's belt, very easy to do.  Here is the ebay site:

https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/whitehouseav/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

There are also numerous instructional videos on youtube about the belt replacement process:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-bP0NwX9-E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC5eBfLlIm8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKlRoavqqQM

This video relates to inspecting the camera's circuit board:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mor9zlzvSag

This link takes you to a youtube page with several videos on acquainting yourself with the CP16 operation and use, very handy videos.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=60+SECOND+TUTORIAL+CP16R

For manuals and the like, I do not have the links handy at the moment but there are lots floating around the web and available for download.  Here is a link to the user manual I just found:

http://operationalportal.com/wp-content/uploads/Cinema_Products_CP-16r_User_and_Maintenance_Manual.pdf

Good luck and keep us posted,

 

Cheers, Gareth

Edited by Gareth Blackstock
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If you're still looking for a cp16 battery Charger I've just listed one on ebay as well as a power supply to run the camera from the ac wall power. 

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Hello,

I must say I am keen on having a look, although considering the money I spent on the batteries I will try to get my money's worth.  I tried to find the wall charger but it seems either already gone or too hard for me to find.

 

Any chance you have a link?

 

Cheers, Gareth

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Ok, update on the camera. I managed to get my hands on a battery charger and AC power supply (thanks Andrew!) and managed to test the camera. The camera function with an exception to two things. I ran an old tri-X short end through it with the camera open to make sure it would go through the guiding mechanism correctly. Aside from the sync light going off for a second when the camera started, it stayed off and the film ran through the mechanism smoothly. The only issue with the camera now is the external white wheel and the footage counter doesn't move while running film. I will probably not be able to look at the camera until the end of the week due to school, but if anyone can come up with any ideas as to why those would not be working, it would be really helpful! I haven't had a chance to take off the external casing of the camera to look at the inside of it, but when I do this weekend, I will be sure to post photos to see if anyone can find anything out of place, thanks for all the help already!

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