Eclair 35/16mm motion picture camera
Posted 18 February 2009 - 10:22 PM
What in the world is this camera that shoots 35 and 16mm? There is one on eBay right now, item #: 270320363048
Would you automatically have an ultra 16 and super 16 camera too? The picture of the gate is pretty interesting and I can imagine the whole film path is too. Were there other manufacturers that made dual format cameras. What is the official name/model of this thing?
Posted 18 February 2009 - 10:31 PM
Most people who got Cameflexes used them to shoot 35mm. I'm not sure anyone has bothered to convert one to Super-16 but you'd figure it must be possible since it can be converted to cover 35mm.
Posted 18 February 2009 - 11:47 PM
I'd heard of the Cameflex and Camerette, but never looked much into the 35mm world.
I had thought that the NPR was the first camera with "quick-change" style mags, but apparently the Cameflex had something similar in 1947. Was the Cameflex the first camera to incorporate the back pressure plate in the mag?
Did these cameras perform reasonably well in 16mm, or did they suffer in either format for trying to do 2 things at once?
Posted 19 February 2009 - 12:10 AM
But, apparently Kinor is on to something potentially ground breaking, if the Kinor website is to be believed:
I didn't even know Kinor was still around (other than making Elite glass), let alone that they were producing digital cinema products. Their DC 2k / HS and 4k cameras look really promising too, not to mention their Flash recorder with built in monitor. Apparently all of these products record on YUV 4:2:2 and Raw formats. RED, Phantom et al could be facing some stiff competition in the years ahead. Who would have thunk ? . .
Edited by Saul Rodgar, 19 February 2009 - 12:14 AM.