Some questions regarding 16mm...
Posted 26 December 2006 - 01:14 AM
I would have posted that in the 16mm forum, but this is more specific to the stock, so...
Anywhoo. We shoot ski and snowboarding, and I'd like to know how well the KODAK VISION2 50D 7201 would work for this application. I can get the short ends for $0.19 a foot. What are short ends exactly? would it be more worth it to get the same stock but in the 100 foot rolls?
Posted 26 December 2006 - 01:30 AM
Slightly more trustworthy is what is called "buy-back" film, which was film that was purchased but never used and then sold.
But most short ends are snip-tested, so they are fairly reliable although they may be at the tail end of acceptable in terms of fog levels from aging (there's no hard line where a roll of film suddenly is too old to use; it just gets gradually worse in terms of fogging, loss of sensitivity, etc. so it's a matter of what level would be considered acceptable.)
7201 (50D) is a great slow-speed stock for shooting in daylight outdoors, and would also probably handle any aging better than a high-speed film. If you are planning a lot of slow-motion shooting or low-light shooting into dusk, you may want a few rolls of a faster stock like 7205 (250D).
Posted 27 December 2006 - 04:49 PM