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#1 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 10:01 AM

I am finishing up my 16mm short on my Steenbeck and, as I haven't edited a film on there in about 5 years, I have a rather sophomoric question.

I have some sections on my magtrack which I will need to use fill footage for, but all I have for fill is double-perfed film.  The final master format of the audio track will be a file format (probably .wav).  Does anyone know if most transfer machines accept both single & double perforations, or is it only single?

 

Thanks for any help.


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#2 Mark Dunn

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 10:32 AM

It doesn't matter because mag transport sprockets have a single row of teeth, just like our beloved Steenbecks.

I believe they always did.

If you think about it, the only thing you couldn't do is run S/P in D/P equipment. That would turn it into a perforator.

Incidentally, apart from high-speed, cameras haven't had them for decades either.

Presumably you'll remember to cut in the fill emulsion out so it doesn't clog the heads.


Edited by Mark Dunn, 30 September 2015 - 10:37 AM.

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#3 Kenny N Suleimanagich

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 10:33 AM

I would imagine that if they accept single, then they would also accept double? Since you only have sprockets on one side anyway.


Edited by Kenny N Suleimanagich, 30 September 2015 - 10:33 AM.

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#4 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 10:50 AM

I would imagine that if they accept single, then they would also accept double? Since you only have sprockets on one side anyway.

 

Yup.  That was my initial thinking as well, but I wanted to make sure it was correct.  Thanks, guys.


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