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DIY core plates (followup for gryanme)
Here is the original posting by Mark on how to make a core plate from a
metal daylight spool and a core adaptor:
"You can make a 200' flange by ripping apart a 200' 16mm daylight spool
and using one side as the flange, and then screw in a 16mm core adapter
(the kind found in editing rooms --- or a machine shop could make one
easily. Also these aluminum core adapters are probably still available
in the US from either CHRISTY'S EDITORIAL SUPPLY, or EDITORIAL EQUIPMENT
PARTS --- both in Burbank, California). Mark."
I used an ARRI core adaptor (like you find in Arri M and S 400' mags)
because I had one lying around. It worked very well. You could also use
a Bolex adaptor as well. Chambless (706-636-5210) sells them for around
$50. You might be able to get away with just a core adaptor and not
bother with a core plate. 200' loads aren't very big and probably
wouldn't rub inside a mag. $150 seems a little high for a core plate.
You can buy whole 200' mags on ebay for $150.
Kodak might do custom loading for you but you would have to order alot
of stock. Studio Film and Tape offered to spool there short ends into
any length I wanted. Some labs will do it for a fee. I used to spool my
own stuff if a stock wasn't available in 200' loads. Very easily
accomplished in a clean dark room with a pair of rewinds, a 200'
daylight spool, and a split reel. Watch out spooling down B&W though. It
builds up alot of static electricity.
I am new to this group but I am intersted in using these 200 ft loads
ACL. Can anyone forward me the post on how to adapt the Arri or Bolex
adapters for my ACL. Also, do I need this because I already have 1 core
spool? that I am using with my double perf 200 ft loads. (Not the
medal spool) but the other one. Consequently, I only have one and I
have two spools so another is needed and I have been told that they cost
around 150 dollars... Is this the same thing? Also, why doesn't Kodak
the 800 speed for the minima? If filming the old way - before Minima,
does one cut down to 200 ft from 400ft. Can it be done by the Lab or
for a small fee? Thanks for your advise...
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