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#1 Scott Bullock

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 11:53 AM

I have a Canon 814XL-S and I'm considering doing some modification to the gate to make it Max8 or SuperDuper8 widescreen width on my own.

What I'm wondering is the following:

If I pull the gate out of a junked camera that's in the same family as the 814 XL-S (514XL/XL-S, 310XL/XL-S, etc.), will it be exactly the same dimensionally (height, width, thickness, etc.) and otherwise as the gate in my 814XL-S? I want to find out before doing any modifications and would like to use a gate from a different camera to practice on in case I screw up. Also, if I had two gates, it would be nice to be able to switch between a widescreen gate and a normal gate if everything turns out good.

Or, does anyone know where I can find a spare gate for my 814XL-S?

Thanks in advance.
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#2 David W Scott

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 03:40 PM

I have a Canon 814XL-S and I'm considering doing some modification to the gate to make it Max8 or SuperDuper8 widescreen width on my own.

What I'm wondering is the following:

If I pull the gate out of a junked camera that's in the same family as the 814 XL-S (514XL/XL-S, 310XL/XL-S, etc.), will it be exactly the same dimensionally (height, width, thickness, etc.) and otherwise as the gate in my 814XL-S? I want to find out before doing any modifications and would like to use a gate from a different camera to practice on in case I screw up. Also, if I had two gates, it would be nice to be able to switch between a widescreen gate and a normal gate if everything turns out good.

Or, does anyone know where I can find a spare gate for my 814XL-S?

Thanks in advance.


Interesting strategy. Might be worth asking the question on Filmshooting.com

Edited by David W Scott, 27 October 2006 - 03:41 PM.

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#3 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 06:25 PM

I have a Canon 814XL-S and I'm considering doing some modification to the gate to make it Max8 or SuperDuper8 widescreen width on my own.

What I'm wondering is the following:

If I pull the gate out of a junked camera that's in the same family as the 814 XL-S (514XL/XL-S, 310XL/XL-S, etc.), will it be exactly the same dimensionally (height, width, thickness, etc.) and otherwise as the gate in my 814XL-S? I want to find out before doing any modifications and would like to use a gate from a different camera to practice on in case I screw up. Also, if I had two gates, it would be nice to be able to switch between a widescreen gate and a normal gate if everything turns out good.

Or, does anyone know where I can find a spare gate for my 814XL-S?

Thanks in advance.



These are all excellent questions and an intelligently designed plan.



Interesting strategy. Might be worth asking the question on Filmshooting.com


or someone from filmshooting.com can answer the question here, no?
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