What causes flicker in film
Posted 30 March 2018 - 01:23 PM
Is this caused by the camera not being in good shape or is it a transferring issue?
Posted 30 March 2018 - 01:47 PM
I once had a bad roll that flickered due to uneven x-ray damage. I've also seen footage flickering caused by a faulty camera that couldn't maintain a steady speed.
Posted 31 March 2018 - 01:47 AM
There are lots of variables in your question. Camera, stock, processing, telecine, playback system, I mean it could be a lot of things. Film stock is pretty consistent and any professional lab will be too. So at that point, it's really down to the camera.
I'd love to see the samples you discussed, it would be easy to determine the problem.
Posted 31 March 2018 - 07:37 PM
This shot with the super 16 K-3 on Kodak vision 3 50D that has a flicker
Here is another super 16 K-3 short on Kodak vision 3 250D that looks really clean
Posted 31 March 2018 - 09:50 PM
Those cameras are very cheap and simple cameras with very little registration precision. Something like a Bolex with a trailing arm, a well tuned ACL or a pin registered Arri is not going to have those issues. But they are also $1K,$2K or more cameras. Not $100 cameras.
Posted 31 March 2018 - 09:55 PM
Posted 31 March 2018 - 10:00 PM