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#1 Kirk Anderson

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Posted 19 April 2006 - 08:54 PM

I've never used a Eclair but am considering getting one as opposed to an Arri or CP-16. One thing I'm confused about is how the magazine loads or works. It looks like it only has one reel. Are the feed and take up reels side by side? or how does it work? Dumb question, but I've only used 16 cams over 25 years old.
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#2 Jeff DiMambro

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 02:27 AM

The Eclair NPR magazines are Coaxial.

"Coaxial Magazine: A magazine that contains two distinct compartments, one for the feed side and another for the take-up side. Coaxial refers to the fact that these two distinct compartments share the same axis of rotation." -David E. Elkins, S.O.C. The Camera Assistant's Manual

Take a look in the American Cinematographer Manual for a diagram of how to thread the magazine. If you don't own a copy of the asc manual, buy one.
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Posted 20 April 2006 - 06:02 AM

Should be easy to find a diagram how to do it. I agree with poster above, I believe its in the ACS manual. It is pretty easy compared to a lot of cameras.
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#4 Kirk Anderson

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 12:51 PM

thanks guys, thats what i wanted to know!
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#5 Robert Glenn

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 04:51 PM

you use a camera changing bag to put the film on a spool and run it through a chamber and over the film flange(i think thats what it is?), then you close the loading side, run the film over 2 of your fingers and then through the bottom side of the flange and through the sprockets and so forth and onto the recieving spool. you press the hump of film over the flange flat in order to make the loops. Then just load it and shoot
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