[Frameworks] DVD to 16mm

Pip Chodorov frameworks at re-voir.com
Wed Jan 18 04:56:08 CST 2012

At L'Abominable in Paris we linked a flat screen to our Bolex 
animation stand using a mac running Max, so that each video frame is 
presented for a specific time (maybe one second) and the Bolex 
exposes internegative stock for that time, frame by frame. So it runs 
like an automated optical printer in fact. Internegative stock is the 
best to use but requires long exposures. Although kinescoping is the 
opposite of telecine, you can find some technical details for 
synchronizing  projectors and editing tables to computers on the 
filmlabs site 
http://www.filmlabs.org/index.php/technical-tips/synchronise/ - and 
this can be reinterpreted for integrating the mac and the Bolex 
animation motor.

At 23:42 -0600 17/01/12, Mike wrote:
>Oddly enough, I'm shooting off my MacBook pro with a bolex as I 
>write this. I find it most effective, if tedious, to expose one 
>frame at a time to avoid the rolling effect. Now, I've created 
>content in Final cut in a 24p timeline, so I don't have the issue of 
>having to retime a 29.97 frame rate to avoid slowing it down. You'd 
>either have to do some math (reversing the idea of a 3:2 pulldown, 
>which is more math than I want to do...) or (someone who uses cinema 
>tools more often than me correct me if in wrong) I think it might be 
>possible to conform the video to 24p, then making it possible to 
>expose frame by frame.

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