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#1 Steven Holloway

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 03:54 PM

Hello,

 

I just learned that Kodak has discontinued making 200' loads of 35mm film.  I have an Arri 3C with both 200 and 400' foot mags.  However, I would like to continue using my 200' mags.

 

How can I best make 200' loads from say 400' rolls?  I have a set of rewinds.  Can the film stock be rolled off and used without rewinding?

 

Thanks!

 

Steven


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#2 Brian Rose

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 04:50 PM

Steven, others might have more practical suggestions, but when I was going through school, and working on a budget, I would shortends (remember when you could get those?) and respool them onto 100ft daylight reels.  And to do this I used a rewind table I set up in a photographic dark room.  The only rub would be since you would be working with cores you'd need some kind of backplate to ensure it spools properly. 

 

But that's the best I can think of.  So it sounds like 400 foot mags aren't an option for you?  What do you shoot with, handheld Arriflex?


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#3 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 10:09 PM

I just bought a set of rewinds and rolled my own from 1000foot loads OR short ends. 


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#4 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 10:20 AM

Also you could talk to your lab, we spool customer film down to different lengths all the time.


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#5 Dirk DeJonghe

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 03:23 AM

Be sure to rewind the film stock twice, in order to keep the Keykode number on the proper edge of the film and ascending.


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#6 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 08:10 AM

I agree with the lab route, if you're remotely close to a lab. I've never had a trouble having them do a spool down no matter what lab i'm working with. Normally I'd be going say 1000 to 400 but it's really all about the same.


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