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Eclair ACL LCD footage counter for magazines
Interested in your ideas for placing an LCD footage counter on your mag, but
how are you planning on triggering the counter? Are you going to place some
kind of tacho in your magazines too?
You can get low cost LCD readouts for about $8 that only need a 5 volt
square wave to trigger them, but you're obviously going to need some
electronics hanging off that. You could make them so small and cheap you
could place digital readouts on each mag, but I'd really like to know how
you intend to rig up your clock's tacho.
LCD is fine for day and studio shoots, but if you ever film in low light
those displays are very hard to read. But you can buy them with suitable
back lights at extra cost. LED are also a plausible auction, nice and
bright no matter.
Personally, I think your LCD would be better off counting incrementally
rather than decremenatlly. Otherwise you're going to need some kind of
input to cycle your counter up to the right starting footage, and that's a
whole new bunch of electronics and possibly an entry pad. However, if the
LCD just counts up, all you need is the reset button, which is already
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