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#1 Jan Weis

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 03:42 PM

hello,

Theres always plenty of 16mm film (400'') negative film valable cheaply on ebay but the problem is that its always in 400'' and my Beaulieu R16 only accepts 100'' so my question is it possible to get the film recut into 4-100'' cans anywhere (prefferably Europe)?

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 03:59 PM

hello,

Theres always plenty of 16mm film (400'') negative film valable cheaply on ebay but the problem is that its always in 400'' and my Beaulieu R16 only accepts 100'' so my question is it possible to get the film recut into 4-100'' cans anywhere (prefferably Europe)?

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With care (and perhaps the friendly help of a lab or set of rewinds in a darkroom), you can "roll your own". Rewind the original roll before respooling, so the KeyKode number orientation is correct. Cleanliness is very important. Wind slowly and ground yourself and the rewinds to minimize the chance of static marking.

Remember, "cheap" film may be outdated or have otherwise been stored/handled improperly. So "caveat emptor".
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Posted 20 February 2006 - 09:56 PM

Theres always plenty of 16mm film (400'') ...


" = inches
' = feet
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:09 AM

" = inches
' = feet


Sorry bout that, I'm sure it pisses a lot of Americans off when someone makes that kind of mistake.









Anyways thanks for all the help John!
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 01:29 PM

Sorry bout that, I'm sure it pisses a lot of Americans off when someone makes that kind of mistake.


No problem.

Apart from what John advised, be aware that you are not going to get 4 100' spools from a 400' roll. The roll is actually 400 feet long. A 100' camera spool is actually 109' to allow leader and trailer for loading and unloading in very subdued light. So you will get three full spools and one 64' short end if it is apportioned correctly. 109 feet is 46-1/2 turns of an HFC geared rewind.

A 1200' roll would be better as you could get 11 109' spools from it.
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