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RE>Re: Transformania - the Color of Light
- To: telecine <telecine at alegria.com>
- Subject: RE>Re: Transformania - the Color of Light
- From: Paul Grace <paulg at rushes.co.uk>
- Date: 10 Feb 98 16:55:51 +0000
- Resent-Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 09:26:34 -0800
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>doesn't it use the sprocket holes to drive the film? if so, how
>can it be safe to use on transfers of original camera negative, wit
Capstan based telecines are not too kind either, contrary to marketing hype. Having a driven rubber puck in contact with the precious negatives emulsion is not pleasant either, as used on Mk3 and Ursa's. Any slippage could cause scratches or cinch marks.
With C-Reality this has been changed so that the wrap does not place the emulsion in contact with the capstan. At last!!
Slamming any system before trying it is a little blinkered. If it was proposed that we drive film by bearing a rubber wheel onto the negative emulsion then I'm sure there would be howls of protest from the TIG.....but this is how these machines work.
I think sprocket drive could be a viable option as no emulsion area is touched which is a good start!
There are good designs and bad designs of any systems.
A good design should cover multiple pass operations.
Sprocket drive has a valuable life yet in imaging. Please don't trash it.
Paul Grace - Rushes London
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