Super8 to Max8 conversion
Posted 24 January 2008 - 10:28 AM
I'm going to be converting a super8 camera into max8, but i cant seem to find a pre fabricated gate that i can buy, Has anyone seen anything around, If not I'm sure i can do it myself its not really that difficult, I think that Max8 will make everything easier, due to the 20% increase in the gate from 1.33 to 1.58 it wont need as much cropping for widescreen.
John D. Stanhope
Small House Productions,Ltd
Posted 24 January 2008 - 11:29 AM
Pro8mm's claim of 1:1.58 is based on letterbox-cropped telecine.
I recommend reading through these three things here first, complete, in this order:
and most recently a post of mine on the nature of Max 8:
Posted 24 January 2008 - 09:35 PM
Posted 25 January 2008 - 12:06 AM
Thanks for the info. it was really helpful, i still think im gonna do the conversion, i Have more regular gates just in case one breaks or something while im working on it, i guess i have to deal with a little inaccuracy in the viewfinder unless i can buy a pre made ground glass, though.
File the left-hand side about as far as you think you can go. Be careful. Mitch Perkins at www.photoplays.ca has done many and may offer some advice if you need it.