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Re: New Crystal Motor for the Eclair ACL

The sync light location on the original motors was unsatisfactory--no
one could see it but the 1st AC, if you had one.  I've routed mine up
to the eyecup via a cable plugged into a terminal installed in the
original light's location.  LED is in the finder where the operator
can see it.  Works like a charm.

The addition of an audible signal is a good idea, but if switched off
you still need a visual one.

Wade K. Ramsey, DP
Dept. of Cinema & Video Production
Bob Jones University
Greenville, SC 29614

themoviehouse@hotmail.com 11/29/01 11:43:25 AM >>>
I've corrected the first two pages of the Spare Parts manual.  Every
page should be accessible now.

Meanwhile I'd appreciate some feedback on design for a new motor for
the ACL which will be available on my web site next year. I've finally got a

manufacture date from the designer, and I'm told it will be ready for
sale in March of next year.

The spec is as follows:
The motor and electronics have been designed specifically for the
ACL. It will fit onto the ACL in the same way as your existing motor (side drive). The motor comes with an adaptor plate that is screwed in place of your current motor adaptor plate, the motor can therefore be quickly locked down and removed in the field. The motor is roughly the same size as the

original heavier duty ACL motor.  It weighs approximately 1 lb, runs

completely silently, drawing approx 1.4amps at 12v with a full 400ft
load. Running speeds are 16, 24, 25, 32, 40, 50fps crystal. The motor has auto mirror positioning, on/off switch, sync lamp, battery indicator, a 12volt XLR input and will also allow power to be drawn from the original ACL base Jaeger connector. The price will be $1300.

Although running speeds can become a major issue, it would be
interesting to hear if the majority of potential buyers would prefer any alternate running speeds. They type of on/off switch, and position of indicators preferred would also be useful feedback.

Would users prefer to maintain their existing base unit, or would
everyone rather use the industry standard 12volt XLR / Canon adaptor that would be fitted to the motor? Of course, with the tripod thread placed in the embase unit, removing it completely would mean finding an alternative method to mounting your camera, but if you have no embase units (like my own ACL) it will make little difference.

Any feedback on this forum would be appreciated.  For any advance
ordering information please e-mail rob@movie-house.com
By the way, if anyone is wondering about the Movie House impending
closing, we've shifted completely to new products and accessories only. The last of our camera kits are being auctioned on Ebay and we will no longer be dealing in camera packages except by proxy.

So if anyone is looking for an Eclair 35mm Cameflex on the cheap, try
this link:


Robert Latimer


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