From: Sam Wells (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Feb 05 2009 - 05:13:06 PST
> About the Bauer machine it doesn't tear film up if you are really
> careful but it's awkward to thread (both sides)
> and you're being careful about getting the right spot in the gate
> and oppposite the play head.
> Then it's kind of clunky and violent so it's very unforgiving. I
> haven't used it for ages but I think i was
> getting the knack by the end.
Well It's the most Baroque threading path I ever saw.
I would take a very careful look at one before a DIY S16 conversion,
is there even room to re-center the optical path ?
I don't get it. Are you shooting S16 for the aspect ratio alone ? Or
what ? I mean you could "blow it down" and pillarbox reg 16 (or just
matte the image for your installation I guess...) but an optical
creates its own issues and expense.
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