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#1 chris hoag

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 09:40 PM

i just shot some unsplit double 8mm plus x (that i broke down from a 400ft) roll in a 16mm camera and the image looks a bit jittery. can double 8 perf film be used in 16mm camera? will it cause registration problems?

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#2 Oliver Gläser

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 11:34 PM

i just shot some unsplit double 8mm plus x (that i broke down from a 400ft) roll in a 16mm camera and the image looks a bit jittery. can double 8 perf film be used in 16mm camera? will it cause registration problems?

thanx,
chris


Are you sure it was double 8mm and not double super 8mm? double 8mm should be fine, just twice the number of perfs. Double super 8mm has smaller differently shaped perfs so that alone would cause it not to run through the camera smoothly (if at all).

You can check by putting a piece of your double 8mm over 16mm and see where the perfs line up.

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#3 Charles MacDonald

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 11:49 PM

i just shot some unsplit double 8mm plus x (that i broke down from a 400ft) roll in a 16mm camera and the image looks a bit jittery.

Could you have changed the size of the loops? It is easy to thread one sprocket at a half frame position when you have twice the number of perfs.
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