This is the classic 2 perf (Techniscope) Hollywood film camera totally re-fursbished and updated with state of the art electronics. Still the best camera for effects work because it has 2 pin-registered action (resulting in very little film weave - a steady image so very suited to visual effects layers and post-production matting) and it can be motion controlled, so it is a favourite amongst animators and specialist film makers.
This 2 perf version is pulls down 2 perforations worth of 35mm film stock rather than the usual 4 perf, so creating a half-height frame using half the film stock and costing half the lab fees of normal 35mm. This makes a huge cost benefit when shooting 35mm for eventual broadcast on 16:9 television: when using the normal 35mm 4:3 aspect ratio frame, a huge amount of the frame is wasted when cropped to suit 16:9 broadcast, but with a 2 perf camera there is little waste.
Of course, the usual cost saving measure is to shoot S16mm film for 16:9 broadcast - but with a 2 perf 35mm camera there is 30% more negative area compared to S16mm, thus giving a big boost to quality. The cost savings also make it particularly suitable for high quality, high speed effects work, where the film bill can be high due to the high frame rate and multiple takes.
This camera type was used to film such classics as The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Rubblefish.
TECHNISCOPE TECHNICAL INFORMATION
For further, more detailed information about Techniscope:
- Techniscope: What is it and how it works at WIDESCREEN MUSEUM
- Film specifications at WIDESCREEN MUSEUM
Camera, fitted with either Lynx or Fries Controller video assist, 2 magazines,power supply, Ari 15mm base plate & 4" matte box
£385.00 / 10 hour day
Available BNCR mount Lenses:
£600.00 day / £1800.00 week *video assist included in price
Canon Superspeed T1.4 primes (24mm / 35mm/ 50mm / 85mm)
£225.00 day / £675.00 week
Angenieux Zoom T3.2 25mm - 250mm
£85.00 day / £225.00 week
Canon Superspeed T1.4 18 mm prime
£310.00 day / £930.00 week
90mm Zoomar macro T2.8
£50.00 day / £150.00 week
Lynx Robotics QuickSync 1 Intervalvometer Controller
Motion Controlled Hot Head