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Old March 29th, 2007, 01:24 AM   #16
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I actually shot the rehearsal not the actual take.

The guy on the camera was Barish the director, getting a feel for what the take would look like. His DP was behind him with a safety grip on the back of his shirt.

I just got my AGUS35-to-film test back. Interesting but I don't think anyone should be racing to 35mm groundglass relay to Super16mm film just yet. It is a little furry but the oily look in the viewfinder is gone.

I shot it with the relay a little too wide and picked up the edges of the prism path.

Nice colours and contrast though even allowing for my forgetting to cap the viewfinder eyepiece and forgetting the 85 filter. Too long out of practice with film cams - that'll be as good an excuse as any.

Wayne Kinney's SGPro might go close to meeting the resolution. I would be interested to see him try it. I'm going to post the telecine on YouTube today sometime.


Looks like Youtube might have matched my previous clips to my old identity and blocked my uploads as it no longer works. I'll post on brightcove instead.


YouTube must have been under heavy traffic as it is working fine now.

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Old March 31st, 2007, 09:25 PM   #17
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Hey guys, I got my results in...

I took my camera to Brian from Redrock and had him check it out first hand, and he replaced the unit, and the glass inside and set it up, and I must say that it looks 5x better now. I don't seem to have those issues I had before and in fact my low light seems even better, I don't have many lights on and it picks up no problem.

What seemed like the problem before was my glass wasn't spinning completely flat and that the motor was mounted a little too high in the 35mm adapter itself. After replacing it and what not, I saw a noticeable difference right away even before it was setup correctly.

My setup is different now, its now hard mounted and the lens+achromat is closer to the 35mm box itself. I no longer have to zoom at 22-24 or in that now at around 18, with f-stop on the camera around 2.0-2.4 usually.

Hope this helps with you guys out there, I would check the glass inside by turning it on and see if its spinning correctly, and if it is, try moving the motor down, this seems to work wonders on this.

Thanks guys for the help, I hope this is all fixed, I am going to take it out for its first shoot tomorrow, so I'll know for sure then.
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