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#1 Paul Bruening

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 02:24 PM

Hey gang,

It bugs me that S8 is so expensive for the small real estate. I've come up with the crazy idea of Crazy8 (S8 images recorded on multi-pass 35mm stock). Now, I propose an 8mm, widescreen format shot on multi-pass 16mm stock: (could do a 1.85:1 as a three pass as well)

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#2 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 02:35 PM

I like the diagram.

So I assume we are using either 35mm or 16mm cameras?

That becomes a disadvantage as the super-8 cameras pack far more options per pound.
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#3 Paul Bruening

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 03:30 PM

I like the diagram.

So I assume we are using either 35mm or 16mm cameras?

That becomes a disadvantage as the super-8 cameras pack far more options per pound.


Yea, a 35mm camera with 1-perf pull-down and movable gate for Crazy8. Lazy8 would use 16mm, single row perfed cameras laid on their side. The gate would have to be adjustable. Being able to move the lens on some kind of mini-racking mechanism would help lens centering. But, the 16mm sized lenses would more than cover the frame. This is easier than Crazy8 since the pull-down and film transport system would not need any alteration.

As I think about it, I'd rather roll 3 passes and keep the frame size matching a 1080i HD ratio. I assume these images would go to HD as their best possible presentation medium since blow-up to the big screen is unreasonable. A big-enough res S16 scan could be divided by 3 and deliver the HD images in Photoshop. I haven't done the telecine/datacine numbers on it yet. Just in the idea stage right now.

The only point to this is to reduce the high costs of 8mm stock and processing.

Has anyone done an HD scan of their S8 stuff? How does it hold up to presentation on a large HD LCD or the like? How about HD projection on the average wall?
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#4 Jim Carlile

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 03:54 AM

It's been done. They called it half-sixteen, and there were lots of variations on this. Early 60s, in Britain.
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