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Re: Eclair Cameras: Registration

It sounds like your cameras are in great shape.  I transfer everything to video; however,  I'm not sure whether my ACL footage would hold up to that kind of scrutiny on a projector.  Perhaps a check-up might be called for.


>From: Mark
>Reply-To: EclairACL@topica.com
>To: EclairACL@topica.com
>Subject: Eclair Cameras: Registration
>Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2003 02:09:59 EDT
>I absolutely agree that registration on a subliminal level is very, very
>important. My biggest gripe is that the registration of 35mm theatrical projection
>is far less steady than that of a high quality 16mm camera. :-) Mark. PS -
>I'm lucky to have ACLs that I can't see the slightest scintilla of frameline
>breathing in short of walking right up to the screen and watching for a while to
>try to notice something. On an ACL, I imagine that registration might decline
>somewhat as the claw is worn over the years, or as things go out of factory
>adjustment --- but that's just a guess. Techs out there??????
>Of course the acid test is to Superimpose some credits shot with an ACL
>overtop of ACL footage from the same camera, which I'm just about to do (this
>should properly be done optically in the blowup to 35mm from a parked frame of the
>titles, but I'm trying to finish post on-the-cheap using A, B & C rolls).

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