Shooting a digital projector with a film camera.
Posted 05 August 2009 - 07:22 PM
I anticipate that there will not be a problem with flicker, phasing or image integrity, but I've yet to talk to someone who has affirmed this theory 100%. Some have recommended I shoot with a 144 degree shutter with the camera set at 23.976 fps. I figure I will be able to see any sort of problem through the eyepiece if I test roll the camera w/o film while the image is projected, but by then I don't want it to be too late to order a sync box or some such device.
I'm curious of anyone out there has shot something similar and can give me a definitive answer so I'm not left guessing on set. Also, it's obviously important that both cameras are capturing the image with the same integrity.
Posted 05 August 2009 - 07:43 PM
You may want to see if you can get a sync box of some kind. What it'll do for you is make sure that each new film frame gets only one projected frame. If both the projector and camera are free-running, sometimes you'll get the projector frame changes (pulldowns sorta, only there's no real pulling or shuttering involved) during the film exposures. Testing with an empty camera using the mirror reflex viewfinder is a good idea. Remember, though, while you're shooting, that what you see in the finder in terms of time is exactly what you *don't* get on the film.
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