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#1 Mike Daly

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 09:18 AM

Hi,

I'm wanting to get a crystal sync conversion done for my Canon Scoopic M.

'The Film Group' do the conversion for $475.
http://members.aol.com/fmgp/sync10.htm

Anyone had a Scoopic (or other 16mm camera) converted by The Film Group? If so, can you recommend them?

Also, are there any other options out there for Scoopics in need of a crystal sync? (something in Australia would be ideal - but maybe that's wishful thinking)

thanks,

Mike.
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#2 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 12:59 PM

'The Film Group' do the conversion for $475.
http://members.aol.com/fmgp/sync10.htm


Isn't it still too loud for recording sound on set? For roughly twice the price of conversion, you have a good chance of finding an Eclair NPR on eBay or somewhere, which will give you better lens options among other things that'll help smooth out your future prods.

Edited by Jonathan Bowerbank, 31 January 2008 - 01:00 PM.

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#3 Mike Daly

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 06:12 PM

Isn't it still too loud for recording sound on set? For roughly twice the price of conversion, you have a good chance of finding an Eclair NPR on eBay or somewhere, which will give you better lens options among other things that'll help smooth out your future prods.


True, but a crystal synced Scoopic is well suited for low-budget music video work, which is what I'll mainly be using it for. It's a fair bit smaller then the NPR and can do 64 fps and single frame shooting.

But thanks for the suggestion - I hadn't looked into the NPR before.
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