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My image A-Cam SP16 is a little bit off, ideas anyone?


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#1 Olle Knutson

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:32 AM

I recently bought this camera and just shot a test. The images didn't really turn out the way I was hoping. This being my first test ever with 16mm I have no idea how to troubleshoot this. 

 

Here are the specs:

 

Camera: Ikonoskop A-Cam SP16 

Lens: Ikonoskop 9mm f/1.7

Film: Kodak Vision3 50D 

 

(Processing was done by Focus Film in Stockholm, Sweden. They are pros and Kodak distributors so im sure they did everything right)

 

I shot two different frame rates, 25 and 37,5. The first clip I think looks sped up and the second two looks fine. The thing is that I am almost 100% sure I shot the first clip 25 fps and the second one 37,5. I did also not expect the camera to not work and therefore unfortunately didnt do a more accurate test than this...  

 

So does anyone have an idea of what could've happened?

 

https://vimeo.com/270672860/74a3283c53

 

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#2 Dom Jaeger

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:03 AM

Looks like your shutter is out of phase, the film is being exposed during the pulldown. 


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#3 Pavan Deep

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:05 AM

I agree it seems that your shutter is out of sync.

 

http://www.lightbree... 16 Synchro.pdf

 

 

 

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#4 Mark Dunn

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:21 AM

Well, at least you've found out why you need to shoot a test......

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#5 Nicholas Kovats

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:14 PM

I concur with Don. I must say that experimental filmmakers that I have talked too would love to replicate this effect but cannot do so easily or at all. :)  


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#6 Bob Hobbs

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 11:39 AM

I've got an ikonoskop Acam aswell. And you need to sync the shutter. The manual has the process and they say to re-sync it after 30 rolls.

https://vimeo.com/99134595

This is another acam shooter with work I enjoy, He intentionally shot like this with the acam for a "dreamy" element.

 

Let me know if you need a manual!

 


 


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#7 Robin Phillips

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 06:49 PM

I've got an ikonoskop Acam aswell. And you need to sync the shutter. The manual has the process and they say to re-sync it after 30 rolls.

https://vimeo.com/99134595

This is another acam shooter with work I enjoy, He intentionally shot like this with the acam for a "dreamy" element.

 

Let me know if you need a manual!

 

 

 

The fact that this is intentionally achievable with the SP16 is kinda amazing... How many of these suckers did they make before closing up shop?


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#8 Bob Hobbs

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 02:06 PM

 

The fact that this is intentionally achievable with the SP16 is kinda amazing... How many of these suckers did they make before closing up shop?

 

I've got 032. I don't think they made more than 500 units.
 


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