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Eclair ACL Motor feedback

Ray is correct about the added expense of 23.97 and 29.7. The amount of dividers needed in the electronics becomes cumbersome to hit all these speeds. Milliframe controllers aren't popular in the UK probably because we use 25fps, but I do understand the need for exact telecine speeds in the USA.

However, I could be wrong, but none of the controllers listed, Arri, Aaton or Tobin are compatible with any other motors except for their own. If that isn't the case (as I suspect it may not be with the Tobin) then the controller was designed specifically for already existing motors. This would mean that the new ACL motor would have to be designed around accomodating sync from an existing miliframe controller. A case of the tail wagging the dog!

I can't see a miliframe controller being compatible with this motor, but it is feasible that to compensate, additional running speeds could be added. As long as we all agree on the most important!

75fps although possible with the ACL has never been recommended. Has anyone ever had problems with it running at this speed? The designer of this motor is adamant that it's a risk to the camera and he very much likes to play it safe. I'd rather see the addition of 75fps but it would take an awful lot to convince him it's okay.

When I have the prototype here, I'll try it out and then send it to Ray for testing (if he agrees). That way you'll at least get some independent results on its usefulness.



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