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#1 alex mitchell

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 03:20 AM

Hey guys!

I just bought myself a K-3 and put it through its paces by running a 30m of Vision 3 through it. I was fortunate enough to get Technicolor to donate the processing and transfer for free as a camera test, and I am very pleased with their results. I've encoded the raw Di-Min/Di-Max telecine footage in low resolution to my website, although I'm thinking I should also upload the 1080p version somewhere else too. Anyway, I have it on my website as an H.264 in a <video> tag, so make sure you look at it in a browser that supports that codec for HTML 5.

K-3/Vision 3 500T Test

Also, here's the exposure data from the shoot:

Shot 1: Test Charts - 24 FPS, 250 ISO, f≤4
Shot 2: Woman Typing - 24 FPS, 250 ISO, f1.9
Shot 3: Fridge - 24 FPS, 250 ISO, f2/2.8
Shot(s) 4: Woman on Phone - 24 FPS, 500 ISO, f1.9
Shot 5: Woman in Stairwell - 24 FPS, 500 ISO, f1.9
Shot(s) 6: Night Time Streets - 24 FPS, 500 ISO, f1.9
Shot 7: Bedside Table - 24 FPS, 250 ISO, f2.8
Shot 8: iPhone Timing Test - 24 FPS, 250 ISO, f2

I rated the film at different speeds when I could because I wanted to try to overexpose by about a stop, just because I had a feeling that both my lens and my light meter were going to lean in the other direction pretty hard. Anyway, if I ever get around to it I'll have to do some colour correction and reframing for 1.78.

P.S. I'm cross posting this in the Russian Camera section as well. Hope that's alright!
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#2 Olex Kalynychenko

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 04:12 AM

P.S

I hope you use of digital external light meter ?
K-3 have primitive photoconducting cell integrated light meter with low precision and big inertia.

At future, after a some K-3 reels, you will think about wide angle lenses, crystal sync speed motor and 120 m rolls.
And your view can touch on russian professional 16 mm cine camera Kinor-16 SX-2M.

The many fill makers begin from K-3 and switch on Kinor-16.

All technical questions about K-3 and Kinor-16 can send me.
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#3 Will Montgomery

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 10:14 AM

Fun. The K3 is a great camera to explore 16mm.

It seemed really jumpy, more than I've seen from K3s usually. Like the film was jumping in the gate? I'm not an expert but I doubt it was the transfer as Technicolor would have their act together.

Do you still have the black plastic film guides in place? They are usually removed as they seem to cause more problems than they solve.

Might be worth having it serviced by Bernie at Super 16 Inc or Du-All in NYC. Cost almost as much as the camera but these tend to need a little love to function at their peak. You could also easily make it Super 16 at the same time for a small investment. These are about the easiest cameras of all to make Super 16.

Check out Vimeo for uploading full-res HD. Decent community of film people there too.
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#4 alex mitchell

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 12:33 PM

You think they'd be willing to talk me through servicing this thing on my own? I'd love to learn how to work with this thing a little better. I've already removed the loop formers and fixed the footage counter on my own, but I'm not sure how I'd clean/lube/maintain the thing if need be. Are there manuals or anything online for that sort of gig that aren't on k3camera.com?

I may send you some messages Olex! I've read some of your posts and it looks like I could learn a lot from you. :-)
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#5 Philippe Lignieres

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 06:36 PM

<<<Anyway, I have it on my website as an H.264 in a <video> tag, so make sure you look at it in a browser that supports that codec for HTML 5.

K-3/Vision 3 500T Test


It seems that it doesn't work for me.
Don't see nothing.
What do I have to do ?
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#6 Charles MacDonald

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 07:19 PM

<<<Anyway, I have it on my website as an H.264 in a <video> tag, so make sure you look at it in a browser that supports that codec for HTML 5.

K-3/Vision 3 500T Test


It seems that it doesn't work for me.
Don't see nothing.
What do I have to do ?



I found the actual link at http://www.dcpi.ca/h...ideo/k3test.m4v
you may have to download it and play it in a video player
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#7 Charles MacDonald

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 08:17 PM

<<<Anyway, I have it on my website as an H.264 in a <video> tag, so make sure you look at it in a browser that supports that codec for HTML 5.

K-3/Vision 3 500T Test


It seems that it doesn't work for me.
Don't see nothing.
What do I have to do ?



I found the actual link at http://www.dcpi.ca/h...ideo/k3test.m4v
you may have to download it and play it in a video player
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