Posted 06 July 2006 - 12:09 AM
Posted 06 July 2006 - 12:13 AM
Posted 06 July 2006 - 02:49 AM
I have a bolex H16 and I was trying to figure out how i could convert that camera to a hand crank? Also can anyone tell me any information there is on digital hand crank cameras?
The some technical information.
Russian 35 mm cine camera Konvas-1 can have two version of hand cranks.
The one hand crank you can set on base axis of mechanism and have one turn of hand crank- one frame of shooting.
This is version of hand crank good for single frame shooting.
The second version of hand crank set instead of DC motor and you can have normal speed of shooting 18..24 fps.
You will have speed 24 fps with rotate of hand crank , like speed one turn by one second.
Posted 06 July 2006 - 02:59 PM
Also, older H16's have a drive shaft ratio of 8 : 1, so you get a lot of frames for very little cranking - newer models are 1 : 1, more control, but more cranking.
And, you must switch the motor off before hand cranking - the lever labelled "MOT" and "0" must be set to "0". Set your framing rate to whatever your highest desired rate is - the governor will not let you crank beyond whatever it is set at.
Hope this helps,