Jump to content


Photo

2perf, 3perf, 4perf 35MM question


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Dillon Brown

Dillon Brown

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 5 posts
  • Student

Posted 26 May 2010 - 07:18 PM

Hello all,

2perf, 3perf, and 4perf film is not noted by the actual film itself, but rather by the way in which the camera exposes the film, correct? For example, one doesn't buy 2perf or 3perf film from Kodak or Fujifilm, but it is all the same stock, just shot differently within the camera, correct? The camera exposes the film to a certain set perforation standard, whether it be 2perf TECHNISCOPE, 3perf, or 4perf.

I think I am correct, I just wanted to check. Thanks so much.

- Dillon

Edited by Dillon Brown, 26 May 2010 - 07:19 PM.

  • 0

#2 Bruce Taylor

Bruce Taylor
  • Sustaining Members
  • 482 posts
  • Other
  • Los Angeles

Posted 26 May 2010 - 07:34 PM

2perf, 3perf, and 4perf film is not noted by the actual film itself, but rather by the way in which the camera exposes the film, correct?


You are correct, Dillon. Another way to think of it would be pulldown; a 2 perf camera pulls 2 perfs into the gate each frame, a 3 perf pulls 3 perfs, etc. It's one of the many versatile features of 35mm film, there are so many ways to expose it: Techniscope, 1.85 and 1.66 Wide Sceen, anamorphic ('Scope), Super 35 (3 and 4 perf)... and on and on.
  • 0

#3 Adrian Sierkowski

Adrian Sierkowski
  • Sustaining Members
  • 7367 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Los Angeles, Ca

Posted 26 May 2010 - 07:52 PM

To add, not all cameras can shoot 2, 3, and 4 perf. It's generally not something field switchable. Some systems can be changed from 4 to 3 to 2 perf, though by the rental house.
  • 0

#4 Dillon Brown

Dillon Brown

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 5 posts
  • Student

Posted 27 May 2010 - 07:35 PM

Thanks so much, I really appreciate the response. Helps me immensely!
  • 0


Ritter Battery

The Slider

Wooden Camera

rebotnix Technologies

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Visual Products

Paralinx LLC

CineLab

Aerial Filmworks

Broadcast Solutions Inc

CineTape

Tai Audio

Technodolly

Rig Wheels Passport

Glidecam

Metropolis Post

Willys Widgets

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

FJS International, LLC

Abel Cine

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Technodolly

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Ritter Battery

Rig Wheels Passport

CineTape

rebotnix Technologies

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Abel Cine

Glidecam

The Slider

Aerial Filmworks

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Visual Products

FJS International, LLC

Tai Audio

Metropolis Post

Willys Widgets

Paralinx LLC

CineLab

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Wooden Camera