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#1 John Richardson

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 06:57 AM

Hello all, I am looking into the Max 8 format and have read many posts here but would like to get some expert opinions from around here on a few slightly confusing things.

1. Can this Max 8 format be telecined at anywhere else other than Pro 8mm, if so, where?

2. Why are the viewfinder lines in a "Max 8" camera not actually true 16:9 but actually in a ratio that can never be used? :blink:

Thankyou,
John
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#2 Kent Kumpula

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 12:01 PM

1. Can this Max 8 format be telecined at anywhere else other than Pro 8mm, if so, where?


I´d guess it can be telecined at just about any facility with proper Telecine equipment. This shouldn´t even be a issue, as long as you are not going to companies working with DIY solutions and no-budget telecine options.

2. Why are the viewfinder lines in a "Max 8" camera not actually true 16:9 but actually in a ratio that can never be used?


Because it is too complicated and expensive to modify/switch the viewfinder.
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#3 Art Leal

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 12:33 PM

Hello all, I am looking into the Max 8 format and have read many posts here but would like to get some expert opinions from around here on a few slightly confusing things.

1. Can this Max 8 format be telecined at anywhere else other than Pro 8mm, if so, where?


I believe Framsdiscreet.com in Toronto also handles Max8, Super-Duper 8 transfers.

From their website:
SUPER DUPER 8MM/ MAX-8 WIDESCREEN

"We can accommodate Super duper 8mm (aka. Wide 8mm or Max 8 Widescreen) for those who have modified super 8 cameras with wider gates. This modification allows you to shoot in an aspect ratio closer to 16:9 and in turn, allows you to shrink your grain providing an even sharper image".
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#4 Rick Palidwor

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 01:48 PM

Hello all, I am looking into the Max 8 format and have read many posts here but would like to get some expert opinions from around here on a few slightly confusing things.

1. Can this Max 8 format be telecined at anywhere else other than Pro 8mm, if so, where?

2. Why are the viewfinder lines in a "Max 8" camera not actually true 16:9 but actually in a ratio that can never be used? :blink:

Thankyou,
John


You can also try www.photoplays.ca in Toronto. Reasonable prices and fast turnaround. This is the same outfit that transferred our super-duper 8 feature Sleep Always. Personally I would avoid Pro8 as they are over-priced and generate too many customer complaints.

Rick
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#5 John Richardson

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 01:44 AM

OK thanks guys.
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