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#21 Chris Burke

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 07:12 AM

Good result is what I meant to say. Not good luck. Don't leave things to chance of course.
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#22 David Cunningham

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 10:24 PM

Did everyone miss the podcast... Kodachrome. Forget e100. Koda-fn-chrome! I hope they pull it off.
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#23 Kenny N Suleimanagich

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 11:29 PM

I wonder how many K-14 processors have been saved from the scrap heap, if any. 


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#24 Michael Lehnert

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 02:56 AM

In light of Kodak spokespeople already putting in question the extent of being able to actually "reformulate" 7285 (which was one of their marketing claims at the launch event a few days ago), I would keep any hopes for a full return of 7268 well under control – that photochemical re-engineering to meet current international legislation would be seriously non-trivial and very expensive, not to talk about refurb'ing the processing infrastructure.


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#25 Michael Carter

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 06:41 PM

I understand film is made in huge wide rolls and then slit and perffed. And that if a destributer orders enough of it, they will make it.
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#26 Heikki Repo

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:15 AM

There is an update now on Ektachrome in Kodakery Podcast :wub:

https://soundcloud.c...odak-ektachrome


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#27 Samuel Berger

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:41 PM

I'm listening to it right now and my heart sunk when they said there won't be any 16mm for some time.


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#28 Simon Wyss

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:52 PM

It’s foolish, all Super-8 stock derives from Double-Super 8 which begins as 16mm strips.

One more time officers, pen pushers, have no idea of what goes on on the works floors.


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#29 Samuel Berger

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 01:09 PM

It’s foolish, all Super-8 stock derives from Double-Super 8 which begins as 16mm strips.

One more time officers, pen pushers, have no idea of what goes on on the works floors.

 

They specifically mention in the podcast that the film starts as wide rolls, then get cut into 35mm and 16mm unperfed, then the 16mm gets perfed and split as Super 8.  That had me pulling my hair out saying "Just perf the doggone 16mm as 16mm already, dagnabbit!"


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#30 Simon Wyss

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:26 AM

Precisely, and offer it perforated along both edges, too. In 50-ft. portions as well. On both triacetate and PETP base. On thin polyester base (2.5 mils) in double lengths.


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#31 James Compton

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:36 PM

I listened to that whole podcast, several times. Listen closely, what they did say is that if a cinematographer places a large custom order after the 6000ft master roll is made - they will entertain such offers. Have another listen, there is hope.


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#32 Doug Palmer

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 04:30 AM

I listened to that whole podcast, several times. Listen closely, what they did say is that if a cinematographer places a large custom order after the 6000ft master roll is made - they will entertain such offers. Have another listen, there is hope.

So maybe Wittner or someone could supply it. But that would increase the price. I can't really see why 16mm is such a problem for Kodak. Simpler surely than super-8 to produce.


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#33 Heikki Repo

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 05:40 AM

They need to start with something and AFAIK, 16mm reversal film wasn't in the last years of Ektachrome in much demand. If there is enough demand for both 35mm still film and super-8, I'm pretty confident they'll roll out other formats as well (at least 16mm MP  and 120 for still).


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#34 David Sekanina

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 02:43 PM

lovely podcast with some insights on the manufacturing of Ektachrome:

 

https://petapixel.co...ent-and-future/


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#35 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 05:56 PM

We are in the middle of woring on one of our Allen processors which is shortly going to be setup so it can run E6 and ECP (Color Print) in 8mm 16mm and 35mm

 

About another two or three weeks away.


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#36 John Salim

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 08:40 AM

We are in the middle of woring on one of our Allen processors which is shortly going to be setup so it can run E6 and ECP (Color Print) in 8mm 16mm and 35mm

 

About another two or three weeks away.

 

How will you run both E-6 and ECP on the same machine Robert ?

 

John S  :mellow:


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#37 Michael Carter

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 11:23 AM

Will you be copying the new reversal film onto film?
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Posted 26 June 2018 - 12:04 PM

 

How will you run both E-6 and ECP on the same machine Robert ?

 

John S  :mellow:

 Robert doesn't need me to speak for him, but in case he's busy: one or the other on different days with different baths and running speeds to suit, I imagine.


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Posted 26 June 2018 - 12:08 PM

Will you be copying the new reversal film onto film?

It's before my time but the only reversal camera stock meant for printing had an especially low contrast and its own reversal print stock. 7252, discontinued in 1985. E100 isn't like that, it's a stills film.

Again, Robert knows his trade a deal better than I, but I think copying reversal always was problematic. So he might want to give that a miss.


Edited by Mark Dunn, 26 June 2018 - 12:14 PM.

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#40 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 01:15 PM

 

How will you run both E-6 and ECP on the same machine Robert ?

 

John S  :mellow:

Actually quite simple, more tanks... this Allen was a 1979 Ektachrome machine and it has enough tanks to have the ECP Developer and stop and then E6 first and second developer, E6 doen's have a stop and the wash, fix Bleach are all able to shared between ECP and E6. So one machine both processes and we will not have to dump tanks to run either.

 

All of our processors (we have five) are dedicated to the process they run, i.e. ECN2 or B&W and we do not unload tanks and run different things on the same processor.


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