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bolex S16 shooting fast outdoor action,what film stock is best?


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#1 mick1972

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 05:24 AM

hi,
i was hoping to get some feedback, i'm starting to shoot a lot of high speed action (sports) outdoors in the elements.Most of this will be slowed right down,any suggestions on the right film stock to use to get maximum impact?
cheers and thanks for all the info so far.
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#2 Nick Mulder

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 03:49 PM

Well a Bolex at most is going to give you 70fps at the beginning of a wind ...

Even with a reduced shutter down to 65deg (1 stop) to make yer sporty sport look more sporty - compensating for the prism and all that jazz yer going to have an effective exposure of 1/467 sec

Outdoors - ok, hmmm 'cloudy day' using that dang sunny16 rule thingy you should be sweet for 500ASA stock at f8-11 - 250 at f5.6-8 - 100 at f4 etc...

What exactly do you mean by "maximum impact" ?
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#3 mick1972

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 06:04 AM

Well a Bolex at most is going to give you 70fps at the beginning of a wind ...

Even with a reduced shutter down to 65deg (1 stop) to make yer sporty sport look more sporty - compensating for the prism and all that jazz yer going to have an effective exposure of 1/467 sec

Outdoors - ok, hmmm 'cloudy day' using that dang sunny16 rule thingy you should be sweet for 500ASA stock at f8-11 - 250 at f5.6-8 - 100 at f4 etc...

What exactly do you mean by "maximum impact" ?


Ok, it's in white water rafting mostly,and it will be slowed right down.
I viewed some surfing footage shot a S16 converted bolex and it was so clear it was great.
And i guess maximum impact means easiest to work with for newbie.. thanks
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#4 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 09:57 AM

I'd use 250D stock for a lot of high-speed daylight photography. Although if the sun is out and you're only overcranking to 48 fps or 60 fps, even 50D stock can be fast enough. But if it becomes heavily overcast and you're overcranking, then 250D stock would be better.
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#5 mick1972

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 05:01 AM

I'd use 250D stock for a lot of high-speed daylight photography. Although if the sun is out and you're only overcranking to 48 fps or 60 fps, even 50D stock can be fast enough. But if it becomes heavily overcast and you're overcranking, then 250D stock would be better.

thanks,
and cheers for the time.
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