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#1 Tenolian Bell

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 02:59 PM

I've heard rumor of this camera and now Aaton has a sneak preview picture on their webiste of the camera.

Sounds interesting. It would be a small 35mm camera with 400 foot mags.

In 2 Perf 400 feet is about 9 minutes.

In 3 perf 400 feet is about 6 minutes.

Sounds as though they are completely redsigning the camera as they expect to have a working model by July '06.

Too bad, I have some up coming super 16 projects that I could probably talk into 2 perf if it were easily available.
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#2 Chance Shirley

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 03:18 PM

2-perf? So it'll be like an old Techniscope camera, for creating a 2.35:1 image with spherical lenses?

If that's the case, sounds very cool.
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Posted 04 October 2005 - 04:29 PM

There is a prototype by Aaton, I think the name is ¨Penelope¨or something like that. Check it at Aaton site
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#4 Max Jacoby

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 04:49 PM

Too bad it's not available in 4 Perf. Looks like a nice camera to use with anamorphic lenses. But then again it's probably not as quiet as the Arricam LT.
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#5 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 05:17 PM

S**t! They stole my idea!

I've tinkered with a design for a miniscule 2-perf camera for years! Damn! But I'm also very happy - it's good that more people are getting into 2-perf, since it's the perfect format for the future. You can trust Aaton - they can always be relied upon to push the boundaries - if it wasn't for them cameras would still be on geared heads and look like Mitchell's.

I know several films that wanted to go with 2-perf this year, but they simply could not find the cameras. And if they did they were to old and wouldn't fit within a modern production environment.

I think I'm going to sign up for one immediately.
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#6 Stephen Williams

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Posted 05 October 2005 - 01:45 AM

There is a prototype by Aaton, I think the name is ¨Penelope¨or something like that. Check it at Aaton site



Hi,

A mock up was at IBC. It weighed nothing but the case was empty! Good size. The viewfinder was working, not the best i've seen.

Stephen
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#7 Laurent Andrieux

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 07:18 PM

I'm looking for it on Aaton's site and can't seem to find it... Is it me or is it them ?
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#8 Brian Wells

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 07:32 PM

Laurent,

Try this link; it works for me:
http://www.aaton.com...index.php?nid=9
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#9 Laurent Andrieux

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 08:22 PM

Thanks, Brian. Funny the "news" section is not seeingable from the main page...

>Max, do you really think it's smaller or lighter that the regular 35-III ? Did you use it in scope ?

3-perf is more silent than 4, maybe 2 is even more silent...?
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