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#1 Daniel Windham

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 01:35 PM

Just started shooting super 8mm footage and i'm in search of a a reasonably priced projector to watch and eventually transfer the footage to Mini DV. Any recommendations of a good projector that match my needs would be greatly appreciated.
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#2 Eugene Hughes

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 06:27 PM

Go with the big names and you will do fine. Elmo, Eumig, Bell & Howell, Bolex, Revere. if you think you may shoot R8 then go for a Dual 8 that will handle both Super 8 and Regular 8.

I checked to make sure a bulb was available for the projector model I bought and priced it before I bought off of eBay. I have a newer ( 70's ? ) Bell & Howell S8 and I also have a Revere from the 40's

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#3 Glenn Brady

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 04:14 PM

The Bolex 18-5L Super gets my vote. It's ruggedly built, comparatively inexpensive, and easy on film.
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#4 Daniel Windham

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 04:25 PM

The Bolex 18-5L Super gets my vote. It's ruggedly built, comparatively inexpensive, and easy on film.


Does the Bolex 18-5L have variable speeds so when I am transferring with my 3CCD it won't pick up the flicker at 18fps
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#5 John Hyde

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 06:08 PM

Hi Daniel,

You may want to go with a viewer instead. They are easy to cut/edit with and are much more gentle with the film. Spectra offers refurb dual 8 viewers on their web page: http://www.spectrafi...om/Cameras.html

Good luck!
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#6 Hal Smith

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 06:32 PM

Another good brand is Sankyo. I'm real happy with the Sankyo 700 I bought off eBay for $150 that needed a little TLC. All it needed was a new threading knob (I used a standard electronic equipment 1/4" shaft knob) and a set of belts to be 100%. Projector Recorder Belt http://www.russellin...prblinecom_.htm has belts for just about anything ever made that uses rubber belts.
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Posted 06 December 2006 - 06:04 AM

I did home-telecine on a ELMO K100 SM and it was pretty good. The ELMO K100 SM has variable speed; this lets you adjust it to precise 16 2/3fps or 25fps for PAL and you won't have any variation in luminance... I also tried to slow down a 18fps-projector to 16 2/3fps using a dimmer. That worked as well, but the color-temperaur drops because the lamp gets dimmed too...
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