200ft on Core
Posted 11 May 2006 - 10:47 AM
Posted 11 May 2006 - 07:00 PM
Someone mentioned to me that the Kodak office in New York sells 16mm film on 200ft cores wound down from the 400ft loads, and that these are different from the A-Minima loads (b wind not a wind). Is this the case? Maybe John Pytlak or someone can confirm or deny this (I'm not in NYC so I can't go check, and I called the office but they only knew of the A-minima), but he was pretty adamant about this being possible. I'm considering the ACL, and obviously this would be easier than winding down myself or paying a lab. Thanks.
Posted 11 May 2006 - 08:20 PM
I think I might buy fresh raw stock off Ebay on 400' cores and wind it down onto a 200' core--if it doesn't work--at least I'll have 200' of film still on the original core. Film on Ebay in 400' loads often goes for equal or less than an A-Minima load and it is B-wind. Just a thought
REmenber that if you re-spool, you have to rewind before using, or the perfs will be on the wrong side. :>
If you just need a 200ft (more or less) load, why not just buy some from "stock options" or "certifed Film" or "dr. Rawstock" or such.
100-200 ft lenths are common in ends and generaly are a touch cheaprer than 200Ft + I have had good luck with Certified film.