Posted 23 September 2017 - 10:25 AM
Posted 23 September 2017 - 12:06 PM
Posted 23 September 2017 - 06:31 PM
Is it possible for the footage counter to run to 50 feet even if the film itself got stuck/jammed and stopped running through the camera?
The "footage counter" doesn't care what happens to the film, in most cameras it just calculates how many times the roller has rolled over and translates that to used footage. But it has no real connection to the cartridge. If you open the cart slot door in some cameras it will just reset to zero even if you only have 3 feet of film left. So if your film jams but the camera keeps turning, the counter will keep going.
It's like those fake, placebo "progress bars" in the internet which are just animations that don't really represent any real progress.
Posted 24 September 2017 - 04:24 AM
Posted 24 September 2017 - 04:51 AM
Super-8 users, to pound a cartridge once on each side dryly before inserting it into the camera. This helps uncinching the film coil and the bendings.