Moviecam SL

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Moviecam SL (SuperLight)
Variant models SL, SL MK2
Manufacturer Moviecam
Introduced 1996 (SL), Unknown (SL MK2)
Gauge 35 mm
Weight 3.5kg/7.8lbs without magazine
Movement Compensating link movement with dual registration pins and dual pulldown claws, 4-perf (both model) or 3-perf (SL MK2 only) pulldown, interchangeable aperture plates; pitch adjustment.
Speed Both models 2-50 frames per second (forward) and 12-32 frames per second (reverse - only for Compact magazines and with Moviespeed control box). Both models crystal accurate to 0.001 frame/s.
Aperture size full range available
Aperture plate removable
Motor DC with quartz crystal control
Operating noise level Both models about 25 dBA
Indicators speed, run, counter (ft or m), shutter angle, time code (user bit and sensitivity level), voltage, incorrect movement, asynchronous speed, low battery, film end, heater, film jam, loose magazine
Lens mount Arri PL (Super 35 compatible)
Shutter electronic reflex mirror; Can adjusted between 22.5° and 180° while in standby; calibrated with stops at 45°, 90°, 120°, 144°, 172°, 180°.
Viewfinder 6.1x magnification; viewfinder is rotatable 360° while maintaining an erect image; Also accept Compact viewfinders.
Video assist Flicker-reduced color (SL MK2 only) or black-and-white CCD camera; on-board 1 monitor available.
Ground glass interchangeable
Magazines 400' (120m) displacement style; built-in heaters and torque motors; electronic footage counters. 400' (120m) lightweight Steadicam magazines with vertical displacement. Also accept Compact 400' (120m) and 1000' (300m) magazines by using a magazine adaptor.
Magazine loading active displacement mags; takes up emulsion in (9P design).
Film cores standard cores
Batteries 24V

Moviecam SL (SL stands for SuperLight) is a movie camera product line created by Moviecam in 1996. It is a lighter version of Moviecam Compact. It can use most of the same accessories as Moviecam Compact but allows for even easier shooting from the shoulder or with a support like Steadicam systems.

In 2004, Moviecam released SL MK2[citation needed], with updated drive system, support of 3 perforations negative pulldown and new electronics.

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