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#1 Nicholas Kovats

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 10:21 PM

A very big thanks to Douglas Palmer in the UK in unearthing an actual native declassified UK Ministry of Defense ultraPan8 projector!

UltraPan8 is a new native ultrawide film format with an aspect ratio of 2.8:1 that happens to be wider than Cinemascope. UP8 utilizes is a hybrid of Bolex H8 + H16 cameras, i.e.

When Douglas first contacted me I could not believe the following plate inscription in his attached photos, i.e "Use 16mm film perforated for 8mm pulldown only". Which begs the question where is the associated UltraPan8 camera? He purchased it at a Min of Defense auction a few years ago thinking it was a regular 16mm projector.

Here are the specs as per Douglas's email, i.e.

"It's a LW Photo Data Analyzer, Model 224A Mk.4. Made in California. It is 240 volts and has old style pre-focus lamp from 300w to 1000w. Speeds 1-12 fps. and 24 fps. 2 inch lens. The light output is cut down a lot by the built-in heat filter so really
should be removed. (It's really used for single frame projection mainly.)"

I will be arranging shipment to Jean-Louis Seguin for some slight modification work. The present gate is slightly too high and somewhat not wide enough. Douglas has also provided the following videos detailing some aspects of this UP8 projector, i.e.

1. 24FPs projected on grid paper to illustrate projector frameline and registration.
http://www.youtube.c...u/2/ZcZUDcGkzKQ

2. The projector exterior.
http://www.youtube.c...u/1/_qC3qvkUYo8

3. Stepped speed mode.
http://www.youtube.c...u/0/lmwEMubTjV4


Check out Douglas's blog at http://filmisfine.co/. He is currently working on or with Ultra16mm cameras.
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Posted 25 September 2011 - 03:53 PM

Fantastic footage! If you use an anamorphic with Ultrapan, you could obtain the widest format ever! Congratulations. Ignacio
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Posted 25 September 2011 - 10:20 PM

Thank you, Ignacio.

The resultant super ultrawide aspect ratio would be approximately 5.6:1. A tad extreme to say the least. But certainly doable for those who consider native UltraPan8 "not" wide enough.
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