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#1 grantbennett2

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 09:02 AM

I'm considering adding Super-8 (MAX8) camera hire to my small format transfer company's services.  The cameras would be purchased from Pro8.

 

What I would like to know from cinematographers is what equipment they would require in a rental package.  The other question is wether UK customers

 

would require crystal sync at 24, or 25 FPS.

 

Any thoughts and advice will be much appreciated.

 

Grant Bennett

 

 


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#2 Bill Rodgers

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 09:44 AM

Matte box, filter set, sturdy tripod, decent blimp and a digital field recorder for sound (with clapper) would be a basic kit.

I would personally pick 25fps over 24fps here in the UK.


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 11:56 AM

You might want to consider buying the new super-8 camera of which we got to see first prototype photos today :)

http://www.cinematog...e=3#entry393435


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 09:12 AM

I have decided to initially have my Canon 1014XL-S converted to MAX8  and start hiring this out through my transfer company Cine Sanctuary.  If I find this goes well I will go ahead and purchase some more cameras.

 

Supplied in a pelikan case with the Canon will be a lens cap, rubber lens hood, remote cable with locking release button, gate brush, Tiffin 85 filter, ND filters, Instructions, Tripod.

 

I hope to supply reversal and negative stock packages myself; passing film to UK based contacts for processing and telecine.

 

I would be most grateful for any ideas as to how much I should charge for the camera rental.

 

Many thanks

Grant Bennett

 

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#5 Phil Vigeant

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 08:24 AM

Hey Grant:

 

Good choice. I have rented these in the USA for some years now and they have been a very good  rental item. It will also be good support for your processing and scanning business. 

 

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 02:55 PM

Well I finally received my two processed rolls of Wittner Konfekt (Fujichrome Velvia 100 Professional) Super 8 reversal film back from the lab.  The results show that my Canon 1014 XL-S is functioning correctly.  Now it is all systems go with the Max8 conversion by Pro8mm.

 

I must admit I prefer the skin tones of the Kodak Ektachrome 100D.

 

If anyone in the UK or the rest of Europe would like to hire this Max 8 format camera in the near future please contact me through my company Cine Sanctuary www.cinesanctuary.co.uk.

 

Daily rate is £170 per day with discounts for weekly and weekend bookings; return shipping is not included in this price.

 

If any bookings taken as a result of this post I will whatever donation is required to the forum.

 

Many thanks

 

Grant Bennett


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