Mitchell 2-Perf Techniscope Super 35mm Electronic Movie Camera
ABSOLUTELY IMMACULATE! IT IS A BEAUTY!!!! The camera was serviced about 6 years ago, just before it was last used. It was then put on the shelf in full working order!
This Mitchell Super 35 Movie Camera is the classic 2 perf (TECHNISCOPE) Hollywood film camera totally refurbished 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).
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."
List of Techniscope Films
Recent films shot in Techniscope include: Titanic (1997) (the underwater scenes); Panic Room (2002) (all slow-motion sequences), Hunger (2008), Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010), The Fighter (2010), Shame (2011), and Silver Linings Playbook (2012). Below is an incomplete list of notable films shot in the Techniscope format. As of May 2011, The Internet Movie Database lists over 1,200 films shot in the Techniscope format. Notable titles include: