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Which Runs Quietest at 24 FPS...SR3, XTR, or LTR?


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#1 David Fitch

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 01:30 AM

When comparing the SR3, XTR, and LTR, which of these 16mm cameras is the quietest when running at 24 FPS?  I think all of these cameras are generally regarded as running quietly, but I'm just curious if one model tends to run quieter than the others.

 

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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 01:45 AM

I think a lot will depend on how well serviced they've been-- especially in terms of the SR3 v XTR


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#3 Will Montgomery

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 10:08 AM

It's all in the tuning. Each mag will be different too. I've had to put my ear onto an SR3 mag once to verify it was running it was so quiet. All of those cameras will be just fine.


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#4 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 05:55 PM

Yea, its all about the mag. Worst part is, if you get a rental camera, its hard to test the mags until loaded and running film through them. I've had mags which at the beginning of the roll made almost no sound and towards the end were squeaking under changed loads. I've worked with such poorly maintained equipment, it amazes me I ever captured anything! HA!

But yea, Arri vs Aaton? I'm an Arri guy... SRIII for the win! :)

Edited by Tyler Purcell, 27 February 2014 - 05:56 PM.

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