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#1 Giles Perkins

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 09:40 AM

Has anyone any experience of using Infrared (or near Infrared) filters with Super 8mm film - any advice or experience would be helpful. I'm looking at using one with Plus-X or Tri-X.

As ever, many thanks,
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Posted 30 May 2009 - 11:29 AM

Has anyone any experience of using Infrared (or near Infrared) filters with Super 8mm film - any advice or experience would be helpful. I'm looking at using one with Plus-X or Tri-X.

As ever, many thanks,



Better check if the film is sensitive at all in low or past visible red. Otherwise you will end up with very dark film :) I doubt it is.

Edited by Andries Molenaar, 30 May 2009 - 11:30 AM.

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 01:24 PM

Yup - looks like none of the Kodak S8 stocks perform too well past about 600nm+.....
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 02:25 AM

You could of course shoot some pieces using red and dark-red filter. Run it at low speed for long exposure times. Don't expect any dramatic effect like on real Infra-red film.

Kodak has discontinued their infra-read products and you would be amazed at the prices these films now get at eBay.

You could also check on the red-sensitivity of Orwo or Fomapan.

Now, if anybody had a S8 or 8mm perforator it would still be possible to slit and perf some Macophot and shoot clips of 1.5meter or something. Or even long rolls if they would sell these.
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 02:37 AM

You could of course shoot some pieces using red and dark-red filter. Run it at low speed for long exposure times. Don't expect any dramatic effect like on real Infra-red film.

Kodak has discontinued their infra-read products and you would be amazed at the prices these films now get at eBay.

You could also check on the red-sensitivity of Orwo or Fomapan.

Now, if anybody had a S8 or 8mm perforator it would still be possible to slit and perf some Macophot and shoot clips of 1.5meter or something. Or even long rolls if they would sell these.



The edit facility is really quickly disabled.

The Orwo and Fomapan can be had in S8 from Wittner.

The Macophot is/was? available in Infra-Red and in 135
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