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#1 Brenton Lee

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 01:53 PM

Hello!

I'm trying to bring an old SR2 (supposedly with a professional S16 modification) back to life but I'm stuck on what's going on with the viewing screen here.

 

It's got an SR3 screen installed with regular 1.37 markings, but it also has two horizontal dark areas on the top and bottom and I'm wondering if any of you more experienced guys would recognise them as any other aspect? Would it work out to be the viewable area of another aspect ratio? 

 

I will move forward with this and shoot a chart or something to see if it actually works but would it be a better idea of invest in a proper SR3 1.66 screen?

 

 

Thanks!
 

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#2 Dom Jaeger

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 04:40 PM

Probably 1.78 or 1.85 centre crop, looks like the old clear tape on the ground glass trick. Might even be one I did.

If you can access a Hirschman clamp you can safely remove the ground glass to measure it exactly. (Maybe at Cameraquip, or drop in to Panavision after next week and I can help).
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#3 Will Montgomery

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:22 AM

Probably 1.78 or 1.85 centre crop, looks like the old clear tape on the ground glass trick

Yep.


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#4 Tim Carroll

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 01:56 PM

We used to do this with Regular 16mm Arriflex cameras, including SR & SR II.  Tape the top and bottom of the fibre optics screen to indicate where a 16:9 crop would be taken out of the middle of the Regular 16mm image, as an aide for framing, knowing we were going to grab a 16:9 image off the final film in telecine.

 

Remove the screen with a Hirschman forceps and carefully peel off the tape.  You may need to use some rubbing alcohol or an fresh piece of tape to remove the residue that will probably be left behind when you peel the old tape.

 

Good luck.

 

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