Hand Developed camera test
Posted 20 February 2006 - 12:06 PM
I need to test a camera's viewing system and I wanted to get a frame test right away and I know that often cinematographers will hand develop film to test the camera.
So my plan is to take some bulk loaded or re-spooled 35mm B/W still film (tri-X) and run a few frames though my cameras for these tests. I only have B/W chemistry and I don't want to mess with the rem jet backing on motion picture film.
what should I do?
Posted 20 February 2006 - 09:00 PM
All you need is a couple of feet of exposed film, a stills 35mm developer tank, and some b/w developer and fixer from any stills camera store around. The neg can be color or b/w; it doesn't matter. I think this is also discussed in more detail in Motion Picture Camera Techniques by David Samuelson, IIRC.
Posted 21 February 2006 - 07:00 AM
Also the perfs are not the same for photographic and motion picture film but I am not sure if this matters because it is not an image steadiness test that you are doing.