Posted 04 January 2011 - 12:59 AM
Greetings! great news from Steenbeck.... first time in about three decades they have built a new 8mm / super 8mm viewing table "ST 822".... it was shown at IBC 2010, Amsterdam.
Here is the link
text from Steenbeck website :
The new series 8mm film viewing table, type ST822 is an ideal for film archives, film laboratories and film scanning studios.
The new series 8mm features:
New 2 plate, 2 picture film table with COMMAG sound.
Designed from a proven concept, for extreme friendly film handling.
Fast and accurate checking of film and sound.
Separate film systems for Super 8 (S8) and Normal 8 (N8) (switchable)
with large projection area each 230 x 160 mm (approx).
Full frame projection.
Lamp 12V / 100Watt.
High quality projection screen.
Standard with electronic universal processor counter.
Standard with display for actual running speed of film.
Standard with a safe built in film rewinder.
both 8mm formats with COMMAG sound mono:
Super 8: 2 channels for main and balance track, with two faders
Normal 8: 1 channel.
summing amp. with treble, bass and master volume potentiometers.
headphone ¼” jack.
two balanced XLR mono outputs.
two way high quality loudspeakers
Switchable sync speeds 18 and 24 f.p.s.
Varia speed from 0 till 100 f.p.s. (approx)
For 8mm and Super8 film spools. Steel adapter for S8 spools.
Ground glass back-illuminated by a 7000° K (approx) light source.
Operating voltage selectable 100 - 240 V / 50 of 60Hz at 3 A.
Posted 04 January 2011 - 01:47 AM
Ironically, I have noticed that Transfer houses that use wet gate for super-8 transfers may be required to set the tension higher on their film transport systems. I bring this up because a steenbeck, if one has the room, is a logical choice for winding and rewinding film so that it has the right tension for film transferring. If the film is spooled to lightly, it can "sinch" when put on the rank, putting instant scratching all throughout the film even before transferring.
However, some may argue that a good set of rewinds is all that is needed. Although, I have literally burned my hands trying to keep the tension the same on both reels for both rewinds. There are manual tension devices that work better on 16mm and 35mm than super-8mm.
Posted 04 January 2011 - 07:51 AM
Posted 04 January 2011 - 05:17 PM
Posted 08 January 2011 - 05:57 PM
Isn't that so weird?
But I guess there can be a market for such. The film archive institutions. The transfer facilities. Even if the last Super8 film was shot tomorrow there would still be half a century of 8mm filmmaking sitting around for viewing and transfer.
Still - it's so strange to see.
Posted 09 January 2011 - 04:58 PM