Cintel scanner sprocket wheels

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Mathieu Marano

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Cintel scanner sprocket wheels

PostMon Mar 12, 2018 8:01 pm

Hi, I know a lot a people use the Cintel Scanner for archiving. Old reel tend to shrink. Are there any 3rd party sprocket wheels that support 16mm and 35mm film shrinkage. We have reels with up to 5% shrinkage.
BMD have smaller wheels?
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Re: Cintel scanner sprocket wheels

PostTue May 29, 2018 3:04 am

Hi Mathieu,

in principal 5% is possible on the Cintel Scanner but only 2% is guaranteed. In some cases with shrinkage warping is also a large issue, in which case sprockets can be better suited than Capstan, however sprockets do have some risk of damage (hence the 'Film protection' settings in Resolve to ensure nothing runs aggressively, also keep the scan speeds very low as well for safety in these cases).


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