1000ft cut down technique
Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:55 PM
Posted 20 January 2012 - 09:14 PM
Also, you realize you won't be able to get a third 400-foot out of 1000 feet, unless you curve the fabric of space time and utilize the fifth dimension ;-)
Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:07 PM
Posted 23 January 2012 - 01:26 PM
A bench, rewinds, and a dark room. Go to ebay and get some rewinds for $5.00 : )
Better get a couple of 1000 ft or 1200ft (safer size to handle the 1000' roll) 35mm split reels. One of your rewinds should have a "tight wind" attachment on it and they should have drag adjustments. Winding the film too lose could cause "cinch marks" on the film before you expose it. Also, you don't want to put a loosely wound 400 ft roll in the camera, as it feeds out it could cause cinch marks when the film is pulled and tightens on the core, or torn sprockets when the lose, freely feeding film suddenly hits the proper tension applied by the feed spindle's clutch, especially if you're shooting high frame rates.
Make sure to remove all the dust in the room you're doing this in.
Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:46 PM
If you use them for processing they usually don't have an issue doing that for you. My lab spools down large rolls onto Eyemo reels all the time for free with the understanding that I will process with them.