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#1 Marc Cortes

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 03:54 AM

I own 2 Canon Scoopic like new (M & MS) and shot several short films at 24 i/s or 25 i/s.
The results are always great ; the lens is amazing, the picture has a nice vintage look.
I notice just a little default ; there's always a small "flickering" on the footages after the TC.
It's very effective when i watch the rushes on a computer screen.
Is it a problem of alimentation (even if the batteries are new), of fixity (...the pressure plate), or the shutter/mirror ?... Does anyone know if i can fix it easily (i can't synch these cameras ; that's to expensive).

Or is it just the limit of that wonderfull cam ?

Thanks for your help
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#2 Bernie O'Doherty

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 08:39 AM

Hi, Marc,

Some 16mm cameras can jump out of timing, but the Scoopic never does. It's too well geared down. I suspect that the problem is in the transfer because you should have no flickering with a good transfer (also, since you're getting the same problem with both cameras).

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#3 Marc Cortes

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 09:19 AM

well, I don't think because it's always a professional
transfer and when i use my scoopic as a B camera there's no flickering with the A camera (Arri, aaton..)
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#4 Bernie O'Doherty

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 09:46 AM

Then it's a speed thing. The other cameras you use, Aaton etc are crystal speed. The Scoopic is not.
The slight non-sync speed variation is transferring as a slightly different framerate/exposure, and ending up as a slight flicker.
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#5 Marc Cortes

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 01:34 PM

So, there's no other solution than synch it... which is quiet expensive.

Thanks for your help
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Posted 18 April 2007 - 03:12 PM

sync conversion is quite cheap at about 500usd. but im not sure thats the problem
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Posted 18 April 2007 - 09:03 PM

Oh damn! Does that mean that I could potentially get flicker when transferring footage shot with my K3 - even though I never get flicker when I project the same footage?
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Posted 18 April 2007 - 11:13 PM

If you're not getting flicker when you project your non-sync footage, the flicker is not on the film. It should transfer perfectly, but whether or not it will sync to sound is another issue.
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Posted 18 April 2007 - 11:26 PM

Synch sound is not an issue in my case! I just plan to have accompanying music.
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