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Re: Santilli Knew 'Tent Footage' Was a Fraud?

From: Roger Evans <moviestuff@cyberjunkie.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 14:02:23 +0000
Fwd Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 16:52:24 -0500
Subject: Re: Santilli Knew 'Tent Footage' Was a Fraud?

>From: Bob Shell <bob@bobshell.com>
>Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 08:48:47 +0000
>Fwd Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 12:36:40 -0500
>Subject: Re: Santilli Knew 'Tent Footage' Was a Fraud?

>>From: Roger Evans <moviestuff@cyberjunkie.com>
>>Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 13:42:59 +0000
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>>Subject: Santilli Knew 'Tent Footage' Was a Fraud?

Previously, I had asked:

>>Regarding the "Kodak cartridge" you mentioned above, was the
>>film regular 8mm? The reason I ask is that, to my knowledge,
>>16mm film was always used on reels and not cartridged unless it
>>was to be used as "split 8mm" in home movie cameras. If it had
>>been processed and not split it would, in fact, still look a lot
>>like regular 16mm film. The difference, of course, would be the
>>dual 8mm images side by side but would have unusual "pitch" or
>>sprocket hole spacings. Might this be a possibility? Or was it,
>>in fact, 16mm film?

Bob replied:

>Roger, again you amaze me. Cartridge load 16 mm, which holds 50
>feet per cartridge, is a common 16 mm format. It was used in the
>40s and 50s, and is still in use by a small minority today.
>There are companies which reload the cartridges for people.

>The cartridge which was given to Ray was a sealed Kodak load,
>which should have held the full 50 feet. Ray only returned some
>33 feet or so to Mike after having it developed. As I said, the
>remaining film, which is what would have actually gone through
>the camera, was not returned or accounted for.

Hi Bob,

My only exposure to 16mm has been in the professional arena. I'm
curious who made these cameras and if they were spring wound or
electric driven. The reason I ask is they sound like great crash
cams! Based on the description you gave, I was simply trying to
help get a clearer picture of the format in question, since you
mentioned the unusual pitch of the film's sprocket holes. Sorry
I'm not as familiar with the amateur formats as you are. I
certainly wasn't doubting your word, just trying to get more


Roger Evans

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