Re: microfilm printer - a notion

From: Adrian Tagmenveca (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Jun 09 2006 - 12:49:27 PDT

Well... shows you what I know (about telecines) - back to daydreaming my way around the sprocketless printer riddle (and yes - some think it's dumb to try to work around an unnecessary machine - but that's why it's fun)... thanks for the info Jeff.

Jeff Kreines <email suppressed> wrote: On Jun 9, 2006, at 11:41 AM, Adrian Tagmenveca wrote:

> Then one could run that Diazo copy through a telecine (also using
> tension - eliminating the sprocket problem)

Any current telecine uses a sprocket to time the capture of the film,
which is done in small slices (a line at a time) -- so there's no way
"tension" could work.

The only machine this could be done with is a Kinetta Archival
Scanner, which has the option of scanning unperforated film because
some of the Paper Print Collection at the Library of Congress is

However, getting one "free" is not at present likely.

However, if you can get perforated Diazo film, just add a sprocket
that registers (crudely) the neg and positive -- it needn't be driven
by anything, it just lines up the perfs. Has to have a good bit of
wrap, probably 180 degrees.

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