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#1 Christopher Arata

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 06:49 PM

Not sure if this is really the right spot for this but I found this interesting. Click the link for the story, if you don't already read this blog, http://prolost.com/
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#2 Bruce Taylor

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 01:36 AM

Yes, 2 perf is back. It's real, even Panavision says so. It works great.

If you're interested in more info, search the forum for "Techniscope" and "2 perf", there have been many discussions. It is a real and viable format with both camera equipment and post production support.

I have a collection of 2 perf links here: http://www.indi35.co...erf_techniscope

Enjoy.

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#3 Chris Durham

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 11:33 AM

Thanks for that Bruce. Good resources. Like your site too.
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#4 Jim Exton

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 04:52 PM

Does anyone know of someone in the states who can convert a BL-2? I know Aranda does it in Australia, but what about US?
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#5 Bruce Taylor

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 06:33 PM

Does anyone know of someone in the states who can convert a BL-2? I know Aranda does it in Australia, but what about US?


The only person I have heard of who is actively doing 2 perf conversions anywhere is Bruce at ArandaFilm. His prices are very reasonable and he probably has more experience than anyone else. He also has an excellent reputation. There are 3 or 4 conversions of Kinor cameras where I know the owners and they have all been pleased with his work.

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#6 Dan Goulder

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 06:40 PM

Yes, 2 perf is back. It's real, even Panavision says so. It works great.

If you're interested in more info, search the forum for "Techniscope" and "2 perf", there have been many discussions. It is a real and viable format with both camera equipment and post production support.

I have a collection of 2 perf links here: http://www.indi35.co...erf_techniscope

Enjoy.

Bruce Taylor
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Hey Bruce,
Have you had any problems with "hair in the gate"? I know it's pretty critical in the 2-perf format, and wondered if you did anything to the gate in order to minimize this.
Thanks.
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#7 John Sprung

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 07:20 PM

Only hire bald assistants? ;-)



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#8 Paul Bruening

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 11:45 PM

A hair is a problem for any gate. I don't quite get the dirty gate phobia attached to 2-perf. Pull the lens and check the friggin' gate every once in a while. That AC should do something for his pay other than complain about craft services.
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#9 Bruce Taylor

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 02:01 AM

Hey Bruce,
Have you had any problems with "hair in the gate"? I know it's pretty critical in the 2-perf format, and wondered if you did anything to the gate in order to minimize this.


Yes, this is a question that has been brought up a number of times. I think it has to do with an old article about 2 perf when it came out in the '60s. No, I have had no clients complain of hairs in the gate, and none of the dailies I have seen have any either. There is nothing special in the camera to minimize this.

Like Paul says, check the gate and be sure it's clean. But I like John's bald assistant idea best!

Bruce Taylor
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