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#1 Alan Lasky

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 05:50 PM

I was dropping off some film today at Pro 8mm in Burbank and they had a press release on the desk regarding their addition of an HD Telecine/Scanner:

http://www.pro8mm.co.....20For web.pdf

Pretty cool, looks like they have purchased a Cintel Millennium II, and apparently Cintel has agreed to make a custom gate to support the Pro 8mm "MAX 8" format. They think the first HD material will be coming 'out of the gate' (so to speak) in March. I believe they are going to put up a survey form to see what formats people will want to see supported (HDCAM, HDCAM-SR, DVC-PRO HD, data, etc). Might be a good chance to see how the Super-8/HD thing shakes out.

I wonder when we will see the first HD Super 8mm Super Bowl commercial?

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#2 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 12:54 PM

Rumored phrases subliminally playing over a PA system by the Pro 8mm entrance....

"here, kitty kitty kitty"

"come here my pretty"

"you call that a knife, that's not a knife, THIS is a knife"...

sound of cash register clanging...
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#3 Michael Lehnert

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 06:53 PM

:lol:

Let alone offering an Ultra 8 format modified camera gate with a viewfinder system that is pretty much missing the point, as I wrote in this thread here and now had to find as being exactly as I feared by looking at this picture of Wittner Cinetec's German distributor salespage for the Pro8mm camera formerly-know-as-a-Beaulieu-4008.

A ridiculousness I've last seen on a lesser scale with the frame-cropping 16:9 modification offered by the former German Beaulieu distributor Ritter for the Beaulieu 6/7/9008-series camera and the Beaulieu 708-series projector in the late 1990s... :rolleyes:
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#4 Fred Graffigne

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 06:15 PM

Would love to see some excerpts of this splendid tool, is there anybody willing to test it on march or april ?
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#5 Tony Hudson

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 02:59 AM

:lol:

Let alone offering an Ultra 8 format modified camera gate with a viewfinder system that is pretty much missing the point, as I wrote in this thread here and now had to find as being exactly as I feared by looking at this picture of Wittner Cinetec's German distributor salespage for the Pro8mm camera formerly-know-as-a-Beaulieu-4008.

A ridiculousness I've last seen on a lesser scale with the frame-cropping 16:9 modification offered by the former German Beaulieu distributor Ritter for the Beaulieu 6/7/9008-series camera and the Beaulieu 708-series projector in the late 1990s... :rolleyes:



What's disapponting about Wittner is that they acquired all the old Beaulieu stock and decided not to release any of the old/new stock, as was originally intended, but just sell the Pro8mm version 4008 instead.

Edited by Tony Hudson, 05 December 2007 - 03:00 AM.

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#6 Will Montgomery

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 02:20 PM

Talked to the Cintel reps, this will be the only Super 8 gate for a Millenium in the United States. If anyone else wants a S8 gate for their Millenium, they go for around $35k or so.
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#7 Michael Lehnert

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 03:49 PM

What's disapponting about Wittner is that they acquired all the old Beaulieu stock and decided not to release any of the old/new stock, as was originally intended, but just sell the Pro8mm version 4008 instead.



Agreed! That sucks quite alot!

Since Wittner became the official Beaulieu distributor after Ritter in DE and Super 8 Sound 'cum Pro8mm in US, they changed from being a nice small helpful boutique to developing that odd "Beaulieu distributor attitude" with high pricing, bad service and a hint & whiff of rip-off that one suspects when dealing with people there..: In Germany, Ritter had the byname "Raub-Ritter", which is German for "robber knight"... and from what I gather on this forum, Pro8mm isn't that highly esteemd either.
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