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Paul Trantallis
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From: Melbourne, Australia
Registered: Jul 2018


 - posted July 28, 2018 09:25 PM      Profile for Paul Trantallis   Email Paul Trantallis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I am considering purchasing the "Pro: model with its larger reel capacity and HD output and I have some questions, which perhaps those of you that have or have used this equipment can assist me.

1. On some of the video posts on YouTube, some Wolverine machines show a belt that drives the take up reel , whilst others show a direct drive /geared arrangement. Is this the result of the different models (i.e. the SD and HD versions), or improvements to the design of both models over time?

2. It is not clear how the film is pulled through the gate, does it use a friction roller system, or a sprocket that engages with the teeth on the film?

3. I understand that if the film jams in the gate, the machine stops the take up reel and the pulling of the film through the gate, but does it also stop taking snapshots of the particular frame that is jammed in front of the camera?

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Mike Spice
Master Film Handler

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From: Chichester, West Sussex, UK
Registered: Jun 2017


 - posted July 29, 2018 02:09 AM      Profile for Mike Spice   Email Mike Spice   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Edit: I'm not paying attention,sorry. I have the 720p wolverine....

1) improvements over time
2) a single claw is the only thing that pulls the film thro' the gate
3) it keeps taking snapshots. The machine doesn't stop the take up reel.
There is a slipping clutch mechanism on the take up..the claw does not stop pulling the film either.

The new version takes a larger reel, I've heard said the weight of a large reel can cause significant jitter problems, especially if the reel is warped or the wind on the reel is tight.

[ July 30, 2018, 03:22 AM: Message edited by: Mike Spice ]

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Werner Ruotsalainen
Film Handler

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From: Helsinki, Finland
Registered: Dec 2017


 - posted July 29, 2018 04:53 AM      Profile for Werner Ruotsalainen   Email Werner Ruotsalainen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
"I understand that if the film jams in the gate, the machine stops the take up reel and the pulling of the film through the gate, but does it also stop taking snapshots of the particular frame that is jammed in front of the camera? "

Depends. If the film stops because it physically is, say, too wide to fit in the film channel (say, one transfer a sloppily-sliced Double Super or Standard 8 film), then, it immediately stops everything. (This is the better case.)

If it stops because the sprocket hole is damaged (the worse case), then, it just goes on scanning the same frame until you manually stop scanning.

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Nantawat Kittiwarakul
Master Film Handler

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From: Rajburana, Bangkok, Thailand
Registered: Aug 2017


 - posted July 30, 2018 08:29 PM      Profile for Nantawat Kittiwarakul   Email Nantawat Kittiwarakul   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Its film transport is more or less the same as sprocketless projector,which had been done/perfected for decades.

Wondering why can't we do that again? [Confused] [Confused]

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Just a lone collector from a faraway land...

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