posted February 28, 2016 08:28 PM
Hi, i need of some basic help regarding standard 8 cine film projection... I recently came across a standard 8 camera with films so i had a bash at filming with it and processing the film at home with cafenol. It worked but now i have an issue with projection. I filmed with double 8 film so it is 16mm in width, do i need to cut the film in half and stick the two parts together in order to use the film on a projector? (and if so how would be best to do it?) I have a super 8 projector (eumig 607d) that has a standard setting on it but im not sure how this would work because of the different sprocket holes. Basically i have no idea what i'm doing when it comes to projection of standard 8 so if anyone could point me in the right direction and give me abit of general knowledge on the subject along the way it would be much appreciated as google has failed me! Thanks in advance, Neil
From: Sunnyvale, CA USA
Registered: Sep 2011
posted February 28, 2016 11:40 PM
Welcome to the forum Neil... I have no experience with film processing...However, the good news is that the Eumig 607D is a dual 8 projector. It will run both Super 8 and Std. 8mm...you just need to move the selector switch the proper format. The more critcal issue I see is ... How are you going to cut the film in half? I'm sure that professional processing houses had a machine to make an exact cut to split the film. If the film isn't cut perfectly it won't run smoothly through the gate in the projector.
Hopefully someone else can assist you with ways to cut the film.
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You need to find someone or someplace that has a film splitter. I believe a couple of forum members were experimenting with units they had but not sure of success. Try searching "film splitting" and see if any posts come up. If not then try posting a new topic and someone will respond.
posted February 29, 2016 07:47 PM
Thanks very much for the prompt replies, i really appreciate the info. Looks like im going to have to come up with a way of splitting the film on the cheap as i cant afford a splitting machine at the mo. I'll be back on the forum again soon with more questions no doubt!
posted March 01, 2016 02:02 PM
The Lomo processing tank came with a hand held splitting device included, it is about the diameter of a 35mm film can and half the height. One of those wouldn't be expensive. That might be what Lee has.
posted March 01, 2016 04:51 PM
I have one of those, and it works a treat...............private message me and we can sort something out. Im quite willing to lend it you as long as you return it to me.........im in Wigan so not to far from you post wise.