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    MITCHELL S35R MARK II 35mm

    REFLEX FILM CAMERA

    This is the classic Hollywood film camera, totally refurbished and uploaded with state of the art electronics. Still the best camera for effects work as 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 favorite amongst animators and specialist film makers.
     
    • Alternatively, the Lynx motor can be swapped for our Fries crystal-locked motor.
    • Unique video assist is a very high quality Sony 3CCD Power HAD 1/2" chip camera.
    • Orientable Fries viewfinder.
    • QuickSync 1 Intervalometer Controller available too - allows exposures from 1/8 to 22 seconds, intervals from 1 second to 99 minutes with a capping shutter output too.
    • 2 x 400' magazines as standard (others available).
    • BNCR lens mount - a set of matched Canon Superspeed primes and other lenses available too.
    £600.00 day / £1800.00 week
    Camera fitted with either Lynx or Fries controller incl. video assist, 2 magazines, power supply, Arri 15mm base plate & 4" matte box
    Camera Assistant
    £385.00 / 10 hour day
    Canon Superspeed T1.4 primes (24mm / 35mm / 50mm / 85mm)
    £225.00 day /£675.00 week
    Canon Superspeed T1.4 18mm prime
    £85.00 day / £225.00 week
    Angenieux Zoom, T3.2, 25mm
    £310.00 day / £930 week
    90mm Zoomar macro T2.8
    £50.00 day / £150.00 week
    Available extras:
    Lynx Robotics QuickSync 1 Intervalvalometer Controller
    Motion Controlled Hot Head
    Video Assist Kit
    Follow Focus
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    MITCHELL S35R MARK II 2 PERF.

    (Techniscope) 35mm REFLEX

    FILM CAMERA

    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.
     
    • Unique Pirate designed video door incorporating a video assist (a very high quality Sony 999 chip camera, giving super-clear video output) and a bright orientatable eyepiece.
    • QuickSync 1 Intervalometer Controller available too - allows exposures from 1/8 to 22 seconds, intervals from 1 second to 99 minutes with a capping shutter output too.
    • 2 x 400' magazines as standard (others available).
    • BNCR lens mount - a set of matched Canon Superspeed primes and other lenses available too.
    TECHNISCOPE TECHNICAL INFORMATION
    For further, more detailed information about Techniscope:
    Camera, fitted with either Lynx or Fries Controller
    incl. video assist, 2 magazines,power supply, Ari 15mm base plate & 4" matte box
    £600.00 day / £1800.00 week *video assist include in price
    Camera Assistant
    £385.00 / 10 hour day
    Available BNCR mount Lenses:
    Canon Superspeed T1.4 primes (24mm / 35mm/ 50mm / 85mm)
    £225.00 day / £675.00 week
    Canon Superspeed T1.4 18 mm prime
    £85.00 day / £225.00 week
    Angenieux Zoom T3.2 25mm - 250mm
    £310.00 day / £930.00 week
    90mm Zoomar macro T2.8
    £50.00 day / £150.00 week
    Available extras:
    Lynx Robotics QuickSync 1 Intervalvometer Controller
    Motion Controlled Hot Head
    Video Assist Kit
    Follow Focus
  •  

    35mm TIME LAPSE CAMERA -

    AUTOMAX MODEL GS-2 PULSE

    -CINE CAMERA

    Automax cameras have long been recognized as the standard for reliability for time lapse cameras - and they are very ruggedly built. In addition to taking a standard 35mm frame, data can be put on each frame such as record time, event and frame number.
    Typical uses would be time-lapse documentation of building construction, nature filming such as flowers opening, sunrises etc.
    Camera
    £580.00 Day / £1740.00 Week
    Please call to discuss Pirate's favourable long term hire rates
  •  

    MITCHELL S16 SUPER 16mm

    MOTION CONTROLLED

    FILM CAMERA

    This camera is totally refursbished and updated with state of the art electronics. The best S16mm camera for effects work because of its super-steady Mitchell 16mm movement and film speed, iris & shutter can all be motion controlled - a totally unique feature on an S16mm camera.
     
    • Unique video assist is a high quality Panasonic WV-KS152E camera, giving clear video output.
    • Orientatable Pirate viewfinder.
    • QuickSync 1 Intervalometer Controller available too - allows exposures from 1/8 to 22 seconds, intervals from 1 second to 99 minutes with a capping shutter output too.
    • 2 x 400' magazines as standard (others available).
    • PL lens mount.
    Camera, fitted with either Lynx or Fries Controller
    incl. video assist, 2 magazines,power supply, Ari 15mm base plate & 4" matte box
    £600.00 day / £1800.00 week *video assist include in price
    Camera Assistant
    £385.00 / 10 hour day
    Available Extras:
    Lynx Robotics QuickSync 1 Intervalvometer Controller
    Motion Controlled Hot Head
    Video Assist Kit
    Follow Focus
  •  

    PHOTEC S16mm

    This Photec camera is the baby-brother of the well known Photo-sonics 4B 35mm high speed cameras - indeed the company was bought by Photosonics. A rotating prism camera, originally a standard 16mm camera, now engineered at Pirate to shoot Super 16mm. The camera now runs 100 - 3,000 fps and takes 400 foot day light loads. Camera mount is Mamiya 645 and comes with a 50mm lens fitted: Pirate will hire other lenses to order. Viewfinder is side mounted, allowing the D O P a through the lens view prior to racking over for a take. Please note that there is no video assist with this camera. If necessary, the camera will also run at 200-6,000 fps with half frame pictures and 400-12,000 fps with quarter frame pictures.
    Equipment £1600.00 Day. Operator £350.00 10 Hr Day (incl. travel time).
    Operator overtime hours at time + half
    Door Open
    Rear Panel
    View Finder
    Camera Rear
    Features:
    No Internal optical relay lenses
    True f/2.8 high contrast light transmission
    Standard Mamiya 645 bayonet lens mount
    Flat film gate
    Ground glass focusing gate, upright through the lens viewfinder
    Regulated speed control: setability+/- 5% - regulaion +/- 1%
    Crystal controlled LED timing light generator pulsed at 100hz or 1000hz. Accuracy +/- 0.1%
    Shutter pulse correlator capable of triggering electronic counters, electronic counters, electronic flash and copper vapor lasers
    Electronic event synchronizer for initiating electrically controlled events
    Soft start acceleration and de-energizer circuitry
    Remote start / stop provision
    Automatic film supply shaft brake
    Maximum film capacity of 400 ff
  • PHOTO-SONICS

    ACTIONMASTER-500

    (aka PHOTOSONICS 16mm-1PL) &

    ANGENIEUX 12-120 LENS

     This standard 16mm camera was Photo-Sonics' most popular high-speed instrumentation film camera, originally launched in 1969. This camera is fitted with a reflexed front with Arri standard mount carries the Angenieux 12-120 lens and a rotatable viewfinder, making an excellent hand-held or shoulder-supported high speed 16mm film camera. The camera is a compact, self contained system, needing only external power. The camera comes with either a 'pistol grip' or 'shoulder pad-pistol grip' combination giving on/off camera control. Speed is accurately controlled by a digital phase-locked servo system, ranging from 10 to 500 fps. Built to a high standard with ruggedised components, it is suitable for use in harsh environments. Film magazines (200' & 400') are simple to load and are easily swapped a within a few seconds. The image is remarkably steady: there are two pulldown arms and two pins slide into film perforations holding the film steady, while a rotating shutter opens. That is, the mechanism is a pin registered movement, (aka 'intermittent film movement').
    Equipment £1300.00 Day. Operator £350.00 10 Hr Day (incl. travel time).
    Operator overtime hours at time + half
    Features:
    Frame Rate = 10 to 500 frames in 3 seconds, infinity variable 20 to 500 fps and selectable in two frame increments
    Driver Motor = Single, Permanent, magnet type
    Film Transport = Intermittent, single pulldown arm with two pins and two register pins
    Shutter + Variable shutter ranges from 7.5° to 160° opening; fixed 90 ° shutter optional
    Timing Lights = Two LEDs, one on each side of the film outside picture area
    Weight = Camera - 6 Lbs, 200-Foot Magazine - 5 Lbs (with film), 400-Foot Magazine - 8 Lbs (with film)
    Magazines = 200' daylight loading
  • PHOTO-SONICS

    ACTIONMASTER-200

    (aka PHOTOSONICS 16mm-1VN) &

    ANGENIEUX 12-120 REFLEXED LENS

    This Photosonics Actionmaster 200 is the smallest high-speed standard 16mm camera, the baby-brother of the Actionmaster 500, weighing only 1.5lb. Although this camera is not reflexed, it is usually used with our Angenieux reflexed lens (C-mount). The camera is extremely compact, making it a favourite amongst skydivers and underwater action cinematographers. The camera comes with either a 'pistol grip' or 'shoulder pad-pistol grip' combination giving on/off camera control. Speed is accurately controlled by a digital phase-locked servo system, ranging from 24 to 200 fps. Built to a high standard with rubberised components, it is suitable for use in harsh environments, such as vehicle crash tests and missle testing! Film magazines (100' & 200') are easily swapped a within a few seconds. Like its big brother, the Actionmaster 500, the image is remarkably steady: there are two pulldown arms and two pins slide into film perforations holding the film steady, while a rotating shutter opens. That is, the mechanism is a pin registered movement, (aka 'intermittent film movement').
    Equipment £1300.00 Day. Operator £350.00 10 Hr Day (incl. travel time).
    Operator overtime hours at time + half
    Features:
    Frame Rate = 24 to 200 frames
    Drive Motor = Single, permanent magnet type
    Power = 28VDC, =/-4V
    Film Transport = Intermittent, single pulldown arm with two pins and two register pins
    Shutter = Fixed Rotary disc - 120° (Std), 72°, 36°, 18°, 9° opening
    Timing Lights = Two LEDs, one on each side of the film outside picture area
    Weight = Camera - 1.5 Lbs, Magazines - 2.25 Lbs (with film), 400-Foot Magazine - 8 Lbs (with film)
    Magazines = 100' daylight loading, 200' daylight loading
    Lens Mount = C-mount
  •  

    ACCESSORIES

    C-MOUNT TO RMS MOUNT CONVERTER

    Enables microscope lenses to be fitted to C-mount cameras.
    £50.00 Day / £150.00 Week

    CENTURY PRECISION PERISCOPE -BORESCOPE (BOROSCOPE) AND ACCESSORIES

    This kit comprises a PL & Sony B4 mounted periscope which can be converted to a borescope. As well as a suite of C-mount lenses, we have two unusual adaptations - a microscope lens adaptor and a swing & shift lens, which are available for separately. An underwater housing available use in the boroscope configuration. The kit includes C-mount lenses as follows: Extreme Wide Angle: 3.5mm f1.8, Super wide angle: 5.7 f1.8, wide angle: 9mm, f1.8.
    Please note that the image is inverted when this lens system is used in borescope mode.
    Lens Kit £75.00 Day / £225.00 Week. U/Water Housing £20.00 Day / £60.00 Week

    FOLLOW FOCUS

    A follow focus unit mounting on Arri 15mm matte rails. This can be fitted with a different, larger gear than normal - so one twist goes further, making it into a high speed follow focus - and it has start and end stops.
    £75.00 Day / £225.00 Week

    LIGHTWEIGHT ARRI HI HAT & HEAD

    A lightweight Arri Hi Hat & Head, usually used with our Photron Ultima APX kit.
    £40.00 Day / £160.00 Week

    LIGHTWEIGHT ARRI SCAFFOLDING WITH MOUNT & HEAD

    A Lightweight Arri Scaffolding Mount & Head usually used with our Photron Ultima APX kit.
     
    £40.00 Day / £160.00 Week

    LYNX ROBOTICS C-50 CAMERA MOTOR

    The Lynx Robotics C-50 series controller is a high speed, all crystal, motion control compatible camera motor. Camera speeds are set to .001 frame/sec with a six position digi-switch, so that any possible video or HMI speed is available. Standard maximum speed settings are 128fps forward and 32fps reverse. An inset slide switch selects reverse camera operation, whilst a second slide switch selects enables the motion control inputs and a three position, momentary toggle switch, lets the operator creep the camera's phasing forward or reverse for shooting video monitors. Three LED's show motion control enabled, reverse direction status and home position. The system readout is a 32 character, backlit LCD module, displayiing footage used, film buckle etc.
    £270.00 Day / £810.00 Week

    LYNX ROBOTICS QUICKSYNC 1 INTERVALVOMETER CONTROLLER

    When connected to our Lynx C-50 motor, this intervalometer allows exposures from 1/8 to 22 seconds, intervals from 1 second to 99 minutes with a capping shutter output too. It is microprocessor based and incorporates additional features, including remote run and single frame operation for Lynx C-50 motors. Switch settings are provided for camera clock inputs of 50, 200, 250, 500, 512, 1024 and 3200 puilses per frame. It will also detect and use a 'centre of shutter closed' sync mark if it is available.
     
    • INTERVAL MODE: Settings are provided for exposure (1/8 to 22 seconds), interval (1 to 99, seconds or minutes) and burst (1 to 16 frames). For 3/4 second and longer exposures, a stop-open/stop-closed scheme is used to prevent shutter-edge exposure ridging. A toggle switch is provided for contnuous operation and a push buton switch for single cycel operation. LED indicators show system status.
    • CONTINUOUS MODE: Provides continuous and single frame operation at the set exposure. The 'in op' LED flashes warning if a sync pulse is detected at an incorrect place in the operation. A forward/reverse switch is provided for cameras which recognise a direction line input - for example, our Lynx C-50 motor.
    • REMOTE MODE: Provides a remove run and a single frame switch for remote operation of cameras at the speeds or exposures set by their own controls.
    £200.00 Day / £600.00 Week

    SWING & SHIFT LENS

    A C-mount APO 4/45 MC swing & shift lens. Originally designed to correct perspective distortion in architectural shots, we have used this lens to create an unusual look in motion control work. The lens can be adjusted such that the plane of focus is not parallel to the film image plane, resulting in a line of focus, rather than a plane of fucus. Or put it another way, it makes things look weird.
    £50.00 Day / £150.00 Week
    Optex Excellence Periscope Probe Boroscope - aka 'Abekus'
    £630.00 Day
     
    The main parts are: the periscope module which can be used at 90 degrees or extended straight in probe fashion; the main relay consisting of 0.8 Modulus gears for flawless integration with existing film accessories and Motion Control Rigs; and finally the Format Module for film or HD. The system includes four super-compact dedicated lenses offering 120°(10mm), 100°(14mm), 78°(20mm) and 60°(28mm) angles of view.
    The entire system is color matched so whether it is used as a periscope or probe, and whichever lens is used, color remains constant. Hence, one can mix HD and film and retain the same depth-of-field at comparable apertures.
    The system gives such high image quality you will think you are using a prime lens and as periscopes go, the Excellence is relatively fast having a minimum T stop of 5.6. There are no focus marks on the barrel, one eye focuses the lens, which is simple enough as the image is incredibly sharp.
     
     As Phil Savoie of the BBC Natural History Unit says -
    "The Optex scope is different from other periscopes and boroscope and an interesting one indeed.
    Tony Scott the optical engineer who designed it spent five years to get it right, where as most scopes are hybrids from many bits the Optex Excellence is purpose built. It has its own lenses that are smaller than normal primes and very good optically; a 10, 14, 20, 28. They have no iris for stopping down; this is done with the body of the scope. The stop is also a function of the format; 2.8 for Super16, 5.6 for 35 & HD. Wide open it can render 150 line pairs on axis and 80ish edge to edge - the same sort of performance one would expect from primes. One stop in the edges are noticeable better, after that diffraction quickly takes over and the image starts to fall off. It was designed for shooting wide open or a stop in.
    The feedback on the Excellence has been all very positive. More that one DP has mentioned it will cut with primes. The 90 degree prism may come in handy for your shoot to keep shadows out of frame."
    For more comment, see here.

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  •  

    MITCHELL S35R MARK II 35mm

    REFLEX FILM CAMERA

    This is the classic Hollywood film camera, totally refurbished and uploaded with state of the art electronics. Still the best camera for effects work as 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 favorite amongst animators and specialist film makers.
    Camera fitted with either Lynx or Fries controller incl. video assist, 2 magazines, power supply, Arri 15mm base plate & 4" matte box
    £600.00 day / £1800.00 week
    Camera Assistant
    £385.00 / 10 hour day
    Canon Superspeed T1.4 primes (24mm / 35mm / 50mm / 85mm)
    £225.00 day /£675.00 week
    Canon Superspeed T1.4 18mm prime
    £85.00 day / £225.00 week
    Angenieux Zoom, T3.2, 25mm
    £310.00 day / £930 week
    90mm Zoomar macro T2.8
    £50.00 day / £150.00 week
    Available extras:
    Lynx Robotics QuickSync 1 Intervalvalometer Controller
    Motion Controlled Hot Head
    Video Assist Kit
    Follow Focus
  •  

    MITCHELL S35R MARK II 2 PERF.

    (Techniscope) 35mm REFLEX

    FILM CAMERA

    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:
    Camera, fitted with either Lynx or Fries Controller video assist, 2 magazines,power supply, Ari 15mm base plate & 4" matte box
    Camera Assistant
    £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
    Available extras:
    Lynx Robotics QuickSync 1 Intervalvometer Controller
    Video Assist Kit
    Motion Controlled Hot Head
    Follow Focus
  •  

    35mm TIME LAPSE CAMERA -

    AUTOMAX MODEL GS-2 PULSE

    -CINE CAMERA

    Automax cameras have long been recognized as the standard for reliability for time lapse cameras - and they are very ruggedly built. In addition to taking a standard 35mm frame, data can be put on each frame such as record time, event and frame number.
    Typical uses would be time-lapse documentation of building construction, nature filming such as flowers opening, sunrises etc.
    Camera
    £580.00 Day / £1740.00 Week
    Please call to discuss Pirate's favourable long term hire rates
  •  

    MITCHELL S16 SUPER 16mm

    MOTION CONTROLLED

    FILM CAMERA

    This camera is totally refursbished and updated with state of the art electronics. The best S16mm camera for effects work because of its super-steady Mitchell 16mm movement and film speed, iris & shutter can all be motion controlled - a totally unique feature on an S16mm camera.
    Camera, fitted with either Lynx or Fries Controller incl. video assist, 2 magazines,power supply, Ari 15mm base plate & 4" matte box
    £600.00 day / £1800.00 week *video assist include in price
    Camera Assistant
    £385.00 / 10 hour day
    Available Extras:
    Lynx Robotics QuickSync 1 Intervalvometer Controller
    Motion Controlled Hot Head
    Video Assist Kit
    Follow Focus
  •  

    PHOTEC S16mm

    This Photec camera is the baby-brother of the well known Photo-sonics 4B 35mm high speed cameras - indeed the company was bought by Photosonics. A rotating prism camera, originally a standard 16mm camera, now engineered at Pirate to shoot Super 16mm. The camera now runs 100 - 3,000 fps and takes 400 foot day light loads. Camera mount is Mamiya 645 and comes with a 50mm lens fitted: Pirate will hire other lenses to order. Viewfinder is side mounted, allowing the D O P a through the lens view prior to racking over for a take. Please note that there is no video assist with this camera. If necessary, the camera will also run at 200-6,000 fps with half frame pictures and 400-12,000 fps with quarter frame pictures.
    Equipment £1600.00 Day. Operator £350.00 10 Hr Day (incl. travel time).
    Operator overtime hours at time + half
    Features:
    No Internal optical relay lenses
    True f/2.8 high contrast light transmission
    Standard Mamiya 645 bayonet lens mount
    Flat film gate
    Ground glass focusing gate, upright through the lens viewfinder
    Regulated speed control: setability+/- 5% - regulaion +/- 1%
    Crystal controlled LED timing light generator pulsed at 100hz or 1000hz. Accuracy +/- 0.1%
    Shutter pulse correlator capable of triggering electronic counters, electronic counters, electronic flash and copper vapor lasers
    Electronic event synchronizer for initiating electrically controlled events
    Soft start acceleration and de-energizer circuitry
    Remote start / stop provision
    Automatic film supply shaft brake
    Maximum film capacity of 400 ff
  • PHOTO-SONICS

    ACTIONMASTER-500

    (aka PHOTOSONICS 16mm-1PL) &

    ANGENIEUX 12-120 LENS

     This standard 16mm camera was Photo-Sonics' most popular high-speed instrumentation film camera, originally launched in 1969. This camera is fitted with a reflexed front with Arri standard mount carries the Angenieux 12-120 lens and a rotatable viewfinder, making an excellent hand-held or shoulder-supported high speed 16mm film camera. The camera is a compact, self contained system, needing only external power. The camera comes with either a 'pistol grip' or 'shoulder pad-pistol grip' combination giving on/off camera control. Speed is accurately controlled by a digital phase-locked servo system, ranging from 10 to 500 fps. Built to a high standard with ruggedised components, it is suitable for use in harsh environments. Film magazines (200' & 400') are simple to load and are easily swapped a within a few seconds. The image is remarkably steady: there are two pulldown arms and two pins slide into film perforations holding the film steady, while a rotating shutter opens. That is, the mechanism is a pin registered movement, (aka 'intermittent film movement').
    Equipment £1300.00 Day. Operator £350.00 10 Hr Day (incl. travel time).
    Operator overtime hours at time + half
    Features:
    Frame Rate = 10 to 500 frames in 3 seconds, infinity variable 20 to 500 fps and selectable in two frame increments
    Driver Motor = Single, Permanent, magnet type
    Film Transport = Intermittent, single pulldown arm with two pins and two register pins
    Shutter + Variable shutter ranges from 7.5° to 160° opening; fixed 90 ° shutter optional
    Timing Lights = Two LEDs, one on each side of the film outside picture area
    Weight = Camera - 6 Lbs, 200-Foot Magazine - 5 Lbs (with film), 400-Foot Magazine - 8 Lbs (with film)
    Magazines = 200' daylight loading
  • PHOTO-SONICS

    ACTIONMASTER-200

    (aka PHOTOSONICS 16mm-1VN) &

    ANGENIEUX 12-120 REFLEXED LENS

    This Photosonics Actionmaster 200 is the smallest high-speed standard 16mm camera, the baby-brother of the Actionmaster 500, weighing only 1.5lb. Although this camera is not reflexed, it is usually used with our Angenieux reflexed lens (C-mount). The camera is extremely compact, making it a favourite amongst skydivers and underwater action cinematographers. The camera comes with either a 'pistol grip' or 'shoulder pad-pistol grip' combination giving on/off camera control. Speed is accurately controlled by a digital phase-locked servo system, ranging from 24 to 200 fps. Built to a high standard with rubberised components, it is suitable for use in harsh environments, such as vehicle crash tests and missle testing! Film magazines (100' & 200') are easily swapped a within a few seconds. Like its big brother, the Actionmaster 500, the image is remarkably steady: there are two pulldown arms and two pins slide into film perforations holding the film steady, while a rotating shutter opens. That is, the mechanism is a pin registered movement, (aka 'intermittent film movement').
    Equipment £1300.00 Day. Operator £350.00 10 Hr Day (incl. travel time).
    Operator overtime hours at time + half
    Features:
    Frame Rate = 24 to 200 frames
    Drive Motor = Single, permanent magnet type
    Power = 28VDC, =/-4V
    Film Transport = Intermittent, single pulldown arm with two pins and two register pins
    Shutter = Fixed Rotary disc - 120° (Std), 72°, 36°, 18°, 9° opening
    Timing Lights = Two LEDs, one on each side of the film outside picture area
    Weight = Camera - 1.5 Lbs, Magazines - 2.25 Lbs (with film), 400-Foot Magazine - 8 Lbs (with film)
    Magazines = 100' daylight loading, 200' daylight loading
    Lens Mount = C-mount
  •  

    ACCESSORIES

    C-MOUNT TO RMS MOUNT CONVERTER

    £50.00 Day / £150.00 Week
    Enables microscope lenses to be fitted to C-mount cameras.

    CENTURY PRECISION PERISCOPE -BORESCOPE (BOROSCOPE) AND ACCESSORIES

    Lens Kit £75.00 Day / £225.00 Week. U/Water Housing £20.00 Day / £60.00 Week
    This kit comprises a PL & Sony B4 mounted periscope which can be converted to a borescope. As well as a suite of C-mount lenses, we have two unusual adaptations - a microscope lens adaptor and a swing & shift lens, which are available for separately. An underwater housing available use in the boroscope configuration. The kit includes C-mount lenses as follows: Extreme Wide Angle: 3.5mm f1.8, Super wide angle: 5.7 f1.8, wide angle: 9mm, f1.8.
    Please note that the image is inverted when this lens system is used in borescope mode.

    FOLLOW FOCUS

    £75.00 Day / £225.00 Week
    A follow focus unit mounting on Arri 15mm matte rails. This can be fitted with a different, larger gear than normal - so one twist goes further, making it into a high speed follow focus - and it has start and end stops.

    LIGHTWEIGHT ARRI HI HAT & HEAD

    £40.00 Day / £160.00 Week
    A lightweight Arri Hi Hat & Head, usually used with our Photron Ultima APX kit.

    LIGHTWEIGHT ARRI SCAFFOLDING WITH MOUNT & HEAD

    £40.00 Day / £160.00 Week
    A Lightweight Arri Scaffolding Mount & Head usually used with our Photron Ultima APX kit.
     

    LYNX ROBOTICS C-50 CAMERA MOTOR

    £270.00 Day / £810.00 Week
    The Lynx Robotics C-50 series controller is a high speed, all crystal, motion control compatible camera motor. Camera speeds are set to .001 frame/sec with a six position digi-switch, so that any possible video or HMI speed is available. Standard maximum speed settings are 128fps forward and 32fps reverse. An inset slide switch selects reverse camera operation, whilst a second slide switch selects enables the motion control inputs and a three position, momentary toggle switch, lets the operator creep the camera's phasing forward or reverse for shooting video monitors. Three LED's show motion control enabled, reverse direction status and home position. The system readout is a 32 character, backlit LCD module, displayiing footage used, film buckle etc.

    LYNX ROBOTICS QUICKSYNC 1 INTERVALVOMETER CONTROLLER

    £200.00 Day / £600.00 Week
    When connected to our Lynx C-50 motor, this intervalometer allows exposures from 1/8 to 22 seconds, intervals from 1 second to 99 minutes with a capping shutter output too. It is microprocessor based and incorporates additional features, including remote run and single frame operation for Lynx C-50 motors. Switch settings are provided for camera clock inputs of 50, 200, 250, 500, 512, 1024 and 3200 puilses per frame. It will also detect and use a 'centre of shutter closed' sync mark if it is available.
     
    • INTERVAL MODE: Settings are provided for exposure (1/8 to 22 seconds), interval (1 to 99, seconds or minutes) and burst (1 to 16 frames). For 3/4 second and longer exposures, a stop-open/stop-closed scheme is used to prevent shutter-edge exposure ridging. A toggle switch is provided for contnuous operation and a push buton switch for single cycel operation. LED indicators show system status.
    • CONTINUOUS MODE: Provides continuous and single frame operation at the set exposure. The 'in op' LED flashes warning if a sync pulse is detected at an incorrect place in the operation. A forward/reverse switch is provided for cameras which recognise a direction line input - for example, our Lynx C-50 motor.
    • REMOTE MODE: Provides a remove run and a single frame switch for remote operation of cameras at the speeds or exposures set by their own controls.

    SWING & SHIFT LENS

    £50.00 Day / £150.00 Week
    A C-mount APO 4/45 MC swing & shift lens. Originally designed to correct perspective distortion in architectural shots, we have used this lens to create an unusual look in motion control work. The lens can be adjusted such that the plane of focus is not parallel to the film image plane, resulting in a line of focus, rather than a plane of fucus. Or put it another way, it makes things look weird.
    Optex Excellence Periscope Probe Boroscope - aka 'Abekus'
    £630.00 Day
     
    The main parts are: the periscope module which can be used at 90 degrees or extended straight in probe fashion; the main relay consisting of 0.8 Modulus gears for flawless integration with existing film accessories and Motion Control Rigs; and finally the Format Module for film or HD. The system includes four super-compact dedicated lenses offering 120°(10mm), 100°(14mm), 78°(20mm) and 60°(28mm) angles of view.
    The entire system is color matched so whether it is used as a periscope or probe, and whichever lens is used, color remains constant. Hence, one can mix HD and film and retain the same depth-of-field at comparable apertures.
    The system gives such high image quality you will think you are using a prime lens and as periscopes go, the Excellence is relatively fast having a minimum T stop of 5.6. There are no focus marks on the barrel, one eye focuses the lens, which is simple enough as the image is incredibly sharp.
     
     As Phil Savoie of the BBC Natural History Unit says -
    "The Optex scope is different from other periscopes and boroscope and an interesting one indeed.
    Tony Scott the optical engineer who designed it spent five years to get it right, where as most scopes are hybrids from many bits the Optex Excellence is purpose built. It has its own lenses that are smaller than normal primes and very good optically; a 10, 14, 20, 28. They have no iris for stopping down; this is done with the body of the scope. The stop is also a function of the format; 2.8 for Super16, 5.6 for 35 & HD. Wide open it can render 150 line pairs on axis and 80ish edge to edge - the same sort of performance one would expect from primes. One stop in the edges are noticeable better, after that diffraction quickly takes over and the image starts to fall off. It was designed for shooting wide open or a stop in.
    The feedback on the Excellence has been all very positive. More that one DP has mentioned it will cut with primes. The 90 degree prism may come in handy for your shoot to keep shadows out of frame."
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