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#1 daniel mahlknecht

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 06:34 AM

Hi,
I am having modified a 1:1.66 filmgate for the KINOR 35H to an anamorphic gate.
Now the question is, if it would be a good idea to have it widened also for the super35 format, making it a silent gate. This way I would have an option to shoot also super35 spherical with the same gate (Of couse I would have to center the lens for super35, but this would be done in a second moment when I will modifie everything to PL mount).
My doubt is, that doing this it will be impossible to make directly anamorphic screening prints from this negative, making an optical conversion or DI necessary.

thanks
Daniel
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#2 Stephen Williams

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 06:37 AM

Hi,
I am having modified a 1:1.66 filmgate for the KINOR 35H to an anamorphic gate.
Now the question is, if it would be a good idea to have it widened also for the super35 format, making it a silent gate. This way I would have an option to shoot also super35 spherical with the same gate (Of couse I would have to center the lens for super35, but this would be done in a second moment when I will modifie everything to PL mount).
My doubt is, that doing this it will be impossible to make directly anamorphic screening prints from this negative, making an optical conversion or DI necessary.

thanks
Daniel


Go with a full open gate.
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#3 John Sprung

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 01:26 PM

The full silent aperture won't interfere with the anamorphic format. You'll merely be exposing some unwanted picture into the sound track area, but that will be matted out and replaced by the track at the lab. The only potential issue is shifting the centering over.




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#4 daniel mahlknecht

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 08:43 AM

Thanks for your answers, I think I will have the gate modified to a full open gate.

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