Jump to content


Photo

shooting with a fuji stock.. non calibration


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 Chris Dingley1

Chris Dingley1
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 41 posts
  • Student

Posted 29 October 2007 - 04:34 PM

I am shooting with an arri sr 2 or 3 (super 16) with a fuji stock. but i heard you need to calibrate the camera to shoot with the fuji film. If i don't calibrate whats the worst thing that could happen to the film/ camera.

thanks

Edited by Chris Dingley1, 29 October 2007 - 04:36 PM.

  • 0

#2 Stephen Williams

Stephen Williams
  • Sustaining Members
  • 4708 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Europe

Posted 29 October 2007 - 05:54 PM

I am shooting with an arri sr 2 or 3 (super 16) with a fuji stock. but i heard you need to calibrate the camera to shoot with the fuji film. If i don't calibrate whats the worst thing that could happen to the film/ camera.

thanks


Hi,

Sounds like BS to me.

Stephen
  • 0

#3 Michael Nash

Michael Nash
  • Sustaining Members
  • 3330 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Pasadena, CA

Posted 29 October 2007 - 06:47 PM

but i heard you need to calibrate the camera to shoot with the fuji film.


Are you sure it wasn't the difference between standard 16 and super 16 they were referring to? There are some standard 16 SR2's out there.
  • 0

#4 Jonathan Bowerbank

Jonathan Bowerbank
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 2815 posts
  • 1st Assistant Camera
  • San Francisco, CA

Posted 29 October 2007 - 11:11 PM

Some people used to have theories that Fuji's emulsion was especially thicker than Kodak's, so it ran through the camera a little louder. But as far as calibrating a camera for it...sounds like someone is pulling your leg for a good laugh.
  • 0

#5 Jon Kukla

Jon Kukla
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 399 posts
  • Other

Posted 30 October 2007 - 08:53 AM

The only thing you'd need to calibrate it for would be if you were actually going to be using the ArriCode timecode system or (in the case of the older models) the in-finder light meter. But no, otherwise, there should be no operational difference between Kodak and Fuji.
  • 0

#6 Tim Carroll

Tim Carroll
  • Sustaining Members
  • 2165 posts
  • Other
  • Chicago, Illinois

Posted 30 October 2007 - 09:07 AM

I am shooting with an arri sr 2 or 3 (super 16) with a fuji stock. but i heard you need to calibrate the camera to shoot with the fuji film. If i don't calibrate whats the worst thing that could happen to the film/ camera.

thanks


Are you sure they weren't maybe talking about pitch adjustment. I am not too familiar with the SR3 but my understanding (which could be wrong) was that you could adjust the pitch in the movement to quiet the camera when using film stocks that had slightly different dimensions. Maybe they were talking about that as "calibrating" the camera.

Just a thought,
-Tim
  • 0

#7 Chris Dingley1

Chris Dingley1
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 41 posts
  • Student

Posted 30 October 2007 - 11:16 AM

Thanks for your input, i will just go ahead and shoot.
  • 0

#8 Jon Kukla

Jon Kukla
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 399 posts
  • Other

Posted 30 October 2007 - 05:21 PM

I am not too familiar with the SR3 but my understanding (which could be wrong) was that you could adjust the pitch in the movement to quiet the camera when using film stocks that had slightly different dimensions.


The pitch adjustment is on the "dumb" side; however, it tends to get used less than on 35mm cameras largely bc the film isn't moving as fast, so the camera has less ability to make such a racket. There are other reasons of course, involving movement design, and sometimes it's loud anyway, hence the need for 16mm pitch adjustment. But I'd say it doesn't get used nearly as much as 35mm cameras need it.
  • 0

#9 Jonathan Bowerbank

Jonathan Bowerbank
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 2815 posts
  • 1st Assistant Camera
  • San Francisco, CA

Posted 30 October 2007 - 06:38 PM

The only thing you'd need to calibrate it for would be if you were actually going to be using the ArriCode timecode system...


AatonCode
  • 0

#10 Jon Kukla

Jon Kukla
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 399 posts
  • Other

Posted 31 October 2007 - 02:55 PM

No, ArriCode - http://www.cinematog...s GB/ARRITC.HTM
  • 0


FJS International, LLC

Wooden Camera

CineTape

The Slider

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Tai Audio

Abel Cine

Metropolis Post

Aerial Filmworks

Glidecam

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Opal

Technodolly

Willys Widgets

rebotnix Technologies

Rig Wheels Passport

Ritter Battery

Visual Products

Paralinx LLC

CineLab

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

FJS International, LLC

Rig Wheels Passport

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

rebotnix Technologies

The Slider

CineTape

Willys Widgets

Paralinx LLC

Visual Products

Glidecam

Opal

CineLab

Wooden Camera

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Aerial Filmworks

Metropolis Post

Tai Audio

Technodolly

Abel Cine

Ritter Battery

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS