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#1 Larry Miles

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 06:21 PM

Hello, all.

 

Does anyone have any thoughts regarding Aaton's comment that its Xtera's "co- planar pull-down mechanism" ensures

"the crispest images and the quietest cameras ever."? In terms of sharpness and steadiness, how do the images compare

with those of Arri's 416 or its SR3?

 

The Xtera was used with Moonrise Kingdom and the Hurt Locker, the 416 with Black Swan.

 

Thank you.


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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 06:32 PM

Honestly, I've never noticed much difference between any modern 16mm cameras. Granted, I'm sure in testing you can find minute differences, but a lot more will be down to how well maintained the system is and user factors such as loading just right ect.


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#3 Dirk DeJonghe

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 04:30 PM

If you look at a piece of film in its natural undeveloped state, you will notice that it is curling slightly, emulsion in.

 

This is also the way the Aaton camera supports the film, The pressure plate on the base side of the film is slightly concave. This means that the emulsion is not really touching the camera aperture. Have a closer look at a metal tape measure and you will understand this natural curl also helps steadiness in the gate.  This also produces less 'hair-in-the-gate' and less emulsion scratches because there is some air between the camera aperture and the film emulsion.


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