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#1 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 03 July 2005 - 12:35 PM

I thought it might be useful to have a Super-8 Wetgate list for future reference.

I know Film and Video Transfers in Northridge, California offers wetgating on their Rank Cintel for both Super-8 and Regular 8.

I find Wetgating to be really essential for Super-8 footage that has either white skys or is heavily backlit and because the format is so small that any imperfections appear much larger than they would on 16m or 35mm.

For those who don't know what WetGating is, it's when film that is being transferred to video is temporarily coated with a quickly evaporating liquid substance. Just prior to the film being scanned to video the wetgate pad dispenses a fluid directly onto the film which fills in scratches on the film itself. The wetgate pad also helps remove dust particles. The Wetgate liquid must then evaporate before the film reaches the take-up reel.

Anyone else offering Wetgate for Super-8?
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#2 timHealy

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Posted 03 July 2005 - 11:45 PM

S8 booster gave this link in another topic I started

http://www.pcmag.com...,1620686,00.asp

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#3 Ted

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 02:23 PM

Hello!

The german Berola-Film offers wetgate for S-8.
You can find a discussion about "scanning vs. s8, shot from a screen" with examples
on a german forum (with examples):

http://www.kamera-bo...php?threadid=84

somebody posted their an interesting link to bring S-8 to HD-Video! :P

you can find the swiss "On Line Video AG" here:
http://www.onlinevid...ml/frameset.htm

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#4 Kevin Jones

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 08:38 PM

Hey,

I know of a lab in Marietta, GA that does have a Wetgate system for Super 8 and 8mm.

Here's the link to their site:

www.posthouse.com
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