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test films 12 May 2003 10:16 #21461

  • jholliger
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Need a reasonably priced source for 35mm test films, buzz track, anamorphic, jitter/ghost,etc.
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Re: test films 12 May 2003 10:40 #21462

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Here's a link to the SMPTE test films:
http://www.smpte.org/smpte_store/test_materials/

The BKSTS also has some test films:
http://www.bksts.com/tele_align.html

Note that some of the older test films are "Out of Stock", since SMPTE has had difficulty finding vendors willing to make them on the specialized equipment that had been used to make and certify them. Some dealers may have old stocks of them, or have made custom test films (e.g., Boston Light and Sound has a Super-35 alignment film).

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Entertainment Imaging
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Eastman Kodak Company
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Re: test films 12 May 2003 17:16 #21463

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Any theater equipment dealer sells test films. Try Scott Hicks' American Cinema Equipment (www.cinequip.com) in Portland, Oregon. That's where I bought mine (by the foot). I usually make loops ten feet in length.

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Re: test films 13 May 2003 22:30 #21464

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thanks for the input, most of the suppliers I contacted had a 50' minimum looking for several different films this ran TOO HIGH, did find supplier in KY (Hadden)that would sell by the foot!! Thanks again everybody
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Re: test films 14 May 2003 00:02 #21465

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Thanks for the info/research. I'll contact them also.
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Re: test films 14 May 2003 13:13 #21466

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Be careful.
Running a short loop rather than a roll may seem like you are saving money, but the loop quickly wears out, and may give erroneous results. A loop of the SMPTE Projector Alignment Film 35-PA is suitable only for evaluating image size; a short loop should NOT be used for evaluating steadiness or focus.

John P. Pytlak, Senior Technical Specialist
Customer Technical Services
Entertainment Imaging
Research Labs, Building 69, Room 7525A
Eastman Kodak Company
Rochester, NY 14650-1922
Telephone: 585-477-5325 Cell: 585-781-4036 Fax: 585-722-7243
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John P. Pytlak, Senior Technical Specialist
Customer Technical Services
Entertainment Imaging
Research Labs, Building 69, Room 7525A
Eastman Kodak Company
Rochester, NY 14650-1922
Telephone: +1 585-477-5325 Fax: +1 585-722-7243
E-Mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: http://www.kodak.com/go/motion
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Re: test films 14 May 2003 17:54 #21467

also most audio test films need to be a loop of about 10' in length to thread through the complete machine and keep the splice far enough apart not to disturb the damper and lateral guides in the soundheads
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