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Jeremy Saint-Peyre

Canon 814 XL-S : Crystal synchro + Max 8 gate

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Hello folks,

I just got an email from Pro8mm that they do not offer the 24fps crystal synchro and max 8 film gate modifications.

Do any of you know how/where I could get both done at once or separately ? In Europe if possible...

Thanks very much


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I would try to find one but the prices of those seem to be on par with pro level s16 cameras so I would go with s16 or 16 even. I love and shoot s8 for its texture and painterly quality but I wouldn't spend thousands for a max 8 camera for a marginal increase in resolution

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Not sure who would do that Max 8 conversion on this camera.  The common method is just filing out the gate, but then the lens is not optically centered over the film.  As for crystal synch, I wouldn't bother.  This is a late generation Super 8mm magnetic sound camera, which uses a quartz crystal synch reference internally for accurate running.  You will find that in use, it will work quite well the way it is.  Since most post film making is done digitally in the computer, any slight variations can be adjusted in software to line up audio and picture should there be any significant drift. I have gotten quite accurate matches with audio on shots with durations up to one minute...and that is long for any film sequence.  Hopefully someone else knows of a conversion source.  You might consider buying a camera already converted to the Super 8 Wide format, since that could cost less than getting yours converted.  Just a thought.


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