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Re: EASTMAN 285 & Sony DXC-1820
Regarding some tech detail stuff, i just want to be sure about this:
>If I remember correctly, the Eastman 285 was a modified
16mm Kodak Pageant projector.
Perhaps i'm unfamiliar with the Pageant Unit, but the Eastman 285 is about 5 feet tall and weighs upwards of 250 pounds. Was the pageant the same internals? The 285 uses (3) vacuum tubes and has a Two Lamp rotating carousel (for broadcast redundancy?)
>The 285 was commonly used in educational and industrial settings, but
it was a bit lightweight for broadcast use.
The 285 was a Television Broadcast Telecine used primarily in TV Studios. Once again, i only say this to make sure that if i do need parts i can salvage off of of a Pageant. Dont want there to be any confusion as to what the 285 is/was. Does this info help?
>the other hand, unless it's been run into the gound, a three tube
camera will produce better sharpness and color separation, and less
lag than a single tube model.
I think i am going to use a Canon GL-1 Full Digital w/ firewire 3CCD Camera for the image pick-up. this Camera allows a 30fps fullframe capture using a high res and opticaly (not electronically) stabilized input BEFORE reaching the CCD. at this point i can bring it directly into the PC. I believe the GL-1 will allow enough image adjustment to end up with a good image throughout the run. (full manual controls are a plus)
>you should be able to obtain images which will
look like '70s TV: soft, blurry, no detail in the highlights,
murky lowlights, and unnatural, possibly oversaturated colors.
I am aiming at something far better than blurry murky and unnatural. I am not so sure i will be limited that much, but then again, time will indeed tell. Personally i am much more optimistic, but who knows!
I want to avoid any "-to-tape" until the final duping-off of retail copies. I think if i keep the telecine'd source digital (PC) from its birth to its final laying to rest (VHS retail copy) i will be better off. After all, no Digital Betacam to post with here!
>With any luck, you'll start a new trend which
>might be called LDTV (low definition TV
That was funny. scary, but funny.
(feeling MUCH better now)
Thanks to Seamus O'Kane for support in 1999
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