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#1 Chris_Burket

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 12:42 AM

I'm wondering what the differences are between these cameras as far as noise level, video tap, viewing optics, motors, etc...??? If one was interested in shooting on super 16, which camera would be a good choice for a sound sync narrative project? And why? I've primarily shot with Arri cameras, like the Arri S and SRII. How do these cameras stack up?
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Posted 25 April 2006 - 01:46 AM

I'm wondering what the differences are between these cameras as far as noise level, video tap, viewing optics, motors, etc...??? If one was interested in shooting on super 16, which camera would be a good choice for a sound sync narrative project? And why? I've primarily shot with Arri cameras, like the Arri S and SRII. How do these cameras stack up?


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Posted 25 April 2006 - 02:05 AM

There is no major difference between the two cameras except for the speed. The LTR7 runs up to 32FPS and the LTR54 can run up to 54FPS.

That is if the LTR7 is not an early model. If it is then the difference is very big: The electronics is different - Aaton changed in latest models the electronics in the LTR7 to PBX, the magazines are completely different, the gate is different and more.

I have both cameras for sale.
My LTR7 has a PBX and the magazines are the advanced ones.
The LTR54 is a camera that was almost never used and it looks and behaves like new one! and comes with a lot of accessories and lenses.

I hope I could help. If you want more details on the cameras I am selling, please contact me.

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 02:14 AM

I'm wondering what the differences are between these cameras
as far as noise level, video tap, viewing optics, motors, etc...???

If one was interested in shooting on super 16
Which camera would be a good choice for a sound sync narrative project?


Basically they're different evolutions of the Aaton 16mm camera
The LTR (also known as the LTR7) being the first
Than the LTR-54
Than the XTR
And finally we have the XTRProd there's also the XTRPlus

You can learn more about the cameras in this thread...

http://www.cinematog...t=ST&f=6&t=2446

As far as shooting S16
From the LTR-54 onward Aaton cameras are made to be S16-16 convertable
So they're perfect for shooting a S16 narrative

You can also find many older LTR already converted to S16 (they're very to convert)
In fact it might be rarer to find an R16 LTR than a S16 LTR (but I'm not sure)

As far as industry standard for S16 there is the Arri SR3 and the Aaton XTRProd
You can use all the pro accesories you're used to on an Aaton (video tap, PL-lenses, etc...)

The cameras have equal footing as far as tech-specs...
However it's the little difference that make them unique
Some folks perfer the Aaton's style some perfer the Arri's style.

As far as purchasing a camera for personal use
I think you'll be surprise to find that the Aaton offers more bang for your buck than the Arri SRs.

If you're interested go to your local rental house and check 'em out.

Anyways
Good Luck
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