MKM/SUPER8 SOUND EDITING TABLE AVAILABLE
Super8 Sound, Inc. of Cambridge, MA has been appointed as the exclusive U.S. Distributor for the new MKM/ Supers Sound Editing Table. Manufactured in the U.S. since 1973, the MKM editing table has earned an outstanding reputation with Super-8 Filmmakers all over the world.
The new version of this fine editing machine -The MKM/Super8 Sound Editing Table-has a number of important new and improved features-including the substantial quality and service backing provided by Supers Sound for all of its products.
Standard Features of the MKM/Super8 Sound Editing Table
The MKM/Super8 Sound Editing Table is a 4-plate (one Super-8 picture track and one Super-8 fullcoat track) electronically controlled horizontal editing machine operating on the same principles as 16mm editing tables-such as Steenbeck, KEM and Moviola. Features include: 800 ft reel capacity (almost 40 minutes at 24fps); An original picture head design incorporating an 8-sided prism, a 21V/150W projection lamp and a large (3.75''x5'') bright groundglass rear screen; Variable speed control from 1-70fps forward and reverse; 3 fps creep speed; Manual inching; 24 fps sync speed with interlocking capability to any number of Supers Sound Recorders; A flywheel stabilized sound transport for the Super-8 fullcoat track; Solid state amplifier with built in speaker; Declutching switches to allow independent transport of picture or sound for easy synchronization; Independent torque motors with cut-off switches; A large half-inch LED display and electronic frame counter.
All units feature power line inputs for 117, 220 and 240 Volts 50 or 60 Hz AC.
Editing Table Options
Options for the MKM/Super8 Sound Editing Table include a single-system sound head with flywheel stabilization and a Super 8 fullcoat two-track magnetic head with a stereo amplifier.
The MKM/Super8 Sound Editing Table is available immediately from Supers Sound, Inc. in Cambridge and from all Supers Sound Dealers Nationwide.
Outside of the U.S., the MKM/Super8 Sound Editing Table is distributed by Cinecraft International, Inc. 11 Ceasar Place, Moonachie, NJ 07076
Please write to Supers Sound, Inc., 95 Harvey St., Cambridge, MA 02140 for a free copy of the Supers Sound Editing Book describing both the horizontal MKM/ Supers Sound Editing Table and the vertical Supers Sound Editing Benches.
FRAME COUNT CUING SYSTEM
A new Frame Count Cuing System which is adaptable to most printers was recently introduced by Peterson Enterprises, Inc. It provides cue signals for the activation of automatic scene-to-scene light changes, fades and dissolves at the exact chosen frame line, therefore, eliminating the need for all notches or metallic patches on the film negative.
The system includes Bi-directional Counting and Tape Reading for use on panel printers; it accoommodates Super 8, 16mm or 35mm films, designed for both "Milestone and Batch" mode operation; Built-in Digital Display, FCC/ Program Tape discriminator; and Integrated Circuitry throughout. Two different models are available, one for counting "Frames Only" and one for counting both "Feet and Frames".
For further information contact Peterson Enterprises, Inc., 1840 Pickwick Avenue, Glenview, Illinois 60025.
NEW FREZZI VIEWFINDER IN PRODUCTION
Frezzolini Electronics Inc. introduced production-line models of its Frezzi Viewfinder for its professional 16mm "Frezzi-Flex®" motion picture (ciné) cameras at the exhibit of the Company's Export Agents, Cinecraft International, Inc., at the "Film '77" Conference held in London, England in July 1977. Frezzi Viewfinders are not in production at the plant in Hawthorne, New Jersey U.S.A.
Originally designed and produced for use on the Frezzolini® Frezzi-Flex® Model FR-16 ciné cameras, Frezzi Viewfinders are also available for the CP reflex cameras as well.
Supplied as "standard" equipment on the Model FR-16, the Frezzi Viewfinder features optimum balance and weight distribution with its length of less than one (1) inch (less than 25.40mm) from the film plane (ideal for "off-the-shoulder" filming).
Other features of the Frezzi Viewfinder are its large magnification of approximately 10:1; mirrors (instead of prisms) to provide brighter images; an eyepiece with backlight shutter (dowser); adjustability in a range of ± 5 diopters. The Viewfinder is easily locked in either of two (2) positions: camera operator's standard viewing position, and camera operator's viewing from overhead looking down towards top of camera (see photos).
For further information about Frezzolini® products call or telephone the Sales Manager at (New Jersey 201) 427-1160 or (New York City 212) 594-2294, or write to Frezzolini Electronics Inc., address: 7 Valley Street, Hawthorne, New Jersey 07506.
NEW PITCH COMPENSATION SYSTEM ANNOUNCED
Twenty-Fourth Frame announces a pitch compensation system for its 35mm and 16mm editing consoles. The familiar "Donald Duck" effect resulting from running sound at high speeds and the deep sounds characteristic of low speeds have been largely eliminated. From .5 to 2.5 times sound speed (12 to 60 frames per second) pitch remains normal. This new advance in sound editing extends the speed ranee of sound that can be understood and significantly improves the editor's ability to judge the quality of sound at higher than normal speed. The system automatically adjusts pitch as the console runs at different speeds.
Other features of flatbeds manufactured by Twenty-Fourth Frame are: Drive and take up systems are engineered to be extremely gentle on film at all speeds from inching to 140 frames per second. Film stops instantly at any speed with no stress on film. In high speed rewind, take up plates can rewind 1200 feet of film in 55 seconds. Take up system allows editor to feed from any plate on the left to any plate on the right. Film tracks can be manually inched in sync or individually. In addition to sync capabilities, consoles have a limited ability to drive film in opposite directions simultaneously. All machines are of Twenty-Fourth Frame's standard 2 picture, 3 sound, 8 plate configuration with reach limited to 17'' at the middle picture gate and 26¾'' at the rear picture gate. In addition to the 3 double system sound tracks, two single mag tracks may be optionally added.
Twenty-Fourth Frame's 35mm console is priced at $9,500.16mm machines sell for $6,700. The pitch correction system can be added to machines currently being manufactured for an additinal $400. Literature is available through Twenty-Fourth Frame's literature service at (800) 821 7700 ext. 815. Additional information can be obtained from: Ike Jeanes, Twenty-Fourth Frame, P.O. Box 2167, Christiansburg, Va. 24073 (703) 382 3135.
STEADICAM/ARRI 35BL "MODIFICATION PACKAGE" NOW AVAILABLE FROM CINEMA PRODUCTS
Cinema Products' STEADICAM(TM) (Universal Model) established itself during 1977 as the most outstanding and universally accepted "floating" film/ video camera stabilizing system, revolutionizing film and video production techniques all over the world: cutting production costs and allowing the director and cinematographer greater creative latitude.
Further enhancing the unique capabilities of STEADICAM (Universal Model is a newly-introduced modification package which permits the STEADICAM system to be used with the Arriflex 35BL for professional, soundstage-silent 35mm cinematography.
The STEADICAM/Arri 35BL modification package includes a specially designed stabilizer support arm to accommodate the additional weight of the Arri 35BL, a pair of rods that are 3'' longer than the standard rods that space the STEADICAM camera mounting platform from the lower assembly which contains the viewing monitor and battery pack, as well as a Cinevid video-assist unit for picking off the reflex image from the Arri 35BL viewfinder so that it can be seen on the STEADICAM viewing monitor.
The new STEADICAM/Arri 35BL system permits soundstage-quality 35mm sync-sound filming with complete freedom of movement, and is ideal for filming 35mm theatrical films, commercials, etc., in the studio and on-location.
For further information, please write to Cinema Products Corp., 2037 Granville Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025. Tel: (213) 478-0711.
NEW NOSE CONE MOUNT
In conjunction with clay Lacy Aviation of Van Nuys, Continental Camera Systems announces the release of the Nose Cone Camera Position. Fitted to a Lear Jet 25, the nose cone is placed in position after removal of the radar cone package and is fitted with an optically correct dome right in the front of the aircraft. Maximum field of view is 220°. Cameras acceptable to the system are Arriflex S 16mm, Arriflex Mc 35mm and R.C.A. T.K. 76, plus other small E.N.G. cameras. The whole system is F.A.A, approved and has blown air heater ducts piped from the cabin to keep the dome clear of condensation at altitudes of 43,000'. Full monitoring is part of the system for both the cameraman and pilot. Quick release catches mount the nose cone to the Lear 25 so that upon landing the engines of the Lear Jet can be kept running sound speed (12 to 60 frames per second) pitch remains normal. This new advance in sound editing extends the speed range of sound that can be understood and significantly improves the editor's ability to judge the quality of sound at higher than normal speed. The system automatically adjusts pitch as the console runs at different speeds.
Other features of flatbeds manufactured by Twenty-Fourth Frame are: Drive and take up systems are engineered to be extremely gentle on film at all speeds from inching to 140 frames per second. Film stops instantly at any speed with no stress on film. In high speed rewind, take up plates can rewind 1200 feet of film in 55 seconds. Take up system allows editor to feed from any plate on the left to any plate on the right. Film tracks can be manually inched in sync or individually. In addition to sync capabilities, consoles have a limited ability to drive film in opposite directions simultaneously. All machines are of Twenty-Fourth Frame's standard 2 picture, 3 sound, 8 plate configuration with reach limited to 17" at the middle picture gate and 26 3/4" at the rear picture gate. In addition to the 3 double system sound tracks, two single system mag tracks may be optionally added.
Twenty-Fourth Frame's 35mm console is priced at $9,500.16mm machines sell for $6,700. The pitch correction system can be added to machines currently being manufactured for an additional $400. Literature is available through Twenty-Fourth Frame's literature service at (800) 821 7700 ext. 815. Additional information can be obtained from: Ike Jeanes, Twenty-Fourth Frame, P.O. Box 2167, Christiansburg, Va. 24073 (703) 382 4135.
NEW BOOK GIVES CONTEST, FESTIVAL, GRANT INFORMATION
"Gadney's Guide To 1500 International Contests, Festivals & Grants In Film & Video, Photography, TV-Radio Broadcasting, Writing, Playwriting & Journalism" (500 pages) is available with money-back guarantee from Festival Publications, P.O. Box 10180, Glendale, California 91209, at a special prepublication discount price of $12.95 plus $1.00 postage and handling (regular $15.95 after publication).
The new reference directory is designed for amateurs, students, and professionals in the fields of Film, video, audio, photography, TV-radio broadcasting, fiction/nonfiction writing, poetry, script and playwriting, publishing, advertising, and newspaper-magazine journalism.
It lists complete, accurate, and up-todate information on over $750,000 in worldwide contests, festivals, competitions, grants, money & equipment loans -prizes, awards, honors, project funds, free services -scholarships, fellowships, residencies -apprentice, training and intern programs -salons, exhibitions, tradefairs, and sales markets -over 1500 separate events in all.
Each event listing includes current addresses, dates and deadlines, complete entry requirements -eligibility and fee information -awards available, judging aspects and catch clauses -purpose, theme, sponsors, recent statistics, where held, and an historical overview of the competition. There are extensive oross-, indexes for easy reference to each corftest, sponsor, category, and award -an introductory guide to future events, and helpful hints on how to enter and win.
Contest, Festivals & Grants was compiled over a 3-year period by Los Angeles writer-filmmaker Alan Gadney, who saw the need for sjjch a comprehensive directory while submitting his featurette, "West Texas" to international film festivals. The contest information was just not readily available, and Gadney had to spend years searching for it. During that time "West Texas" won an amazing 48 international film awards, and Gadney decided to compile his knowledge in book form. After further research, over 7000 query letters and continuing correspondence with current worldwide film-TV-photo-writing competitions, *and carefully editing each event to fit the detailed format of his book - now over 1500 are consolidated under one cover. And as far as Gadney knows, this is the first time such an accurate and all-inclusive contest guide has been compiled -and under one cover...
For further information: Telephone: (213) 766-1798.…