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#1 Cory Zapatka

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:32 PM

I've been hand-processing for my thesis film, and I just realized that everything on my Bolex has this annoying, intrusive corner. The mark appears on every roll, but the gate is as clean as it can be... Does anybody have any idea what could be happening?

It's in the image, upper right corner.

Fortunately, I'll be cropping in a little after telecine, but it will still be slightly visible in the corner of the frame. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 Cory Zapatka

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:56 PM

Figured it out.
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#3 Tim Carroll

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:05 PM

Figured it out.


Almost looks like the edge of the shutter blade.

Could be something in, on or around the prism block the light must travel through before it gets to the gate.

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#4 Dom Jaeger

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:23 PM

It's a physically long lens in the top turret port, getting in the field of view.

Guess the edge of the extended frame isn't visible in the viewfinder huh?
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#5 Cory Zapatka

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:38 PM

It's a physically long lens in the top turret port, getting in the field of view.

Guess the edge of the extended frame isn't visible in the viewfinder huh?


It was, and I feel pretty embarrassed about it. It wasn't in the viewfinder, so I assumed everything was fine. It is, infact, outside of the 16:9 safe marks in the viewfinder. I guess now my question is: When getting a professional telecine, is the image taken between the perfs, and is there a good probability of being able to get rid of that nasty bugger?

Pretty big bummer spending the time to shoot and hand process only to find out something so elementary was in the way.

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