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New Film Cores



It has recently been noted here in the Los Angeles area that at least
one major film lab is delivering Neg and Print on a "new type" of film
core.  The normal film core of 35 mm has a female slot to fit on the
film platter with a male metal protrusion on the metal center hub.  This
new type of film core in the center has both a female slot and a male
protrusion.  It was explained that this new design of film core would
have less slippage at the higher speeds that labs now operate.
Of course what this means on the telecine machine and other equipment is
that the core will not fit.  The metal hub of the platter must have a
female slot milled in it to fit the new male pattern.

What is the rest of the world doing?  Are labs going to adopt this with
greater frequency?  Is this also available in 16mm?  Is anybody seeing
this core outside of LA?

Regards, Bill

Bill Hogan    bhogan at sprocketdig.com	v.818-566-7700
Sprocket Digital	Burbank,CA		f.818-566-4477

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