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Re: The 1952 Tremonton Utah 'Seagulls'

From: Michael Tarbell <mtarbell.nul>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 10:28:09 -0600
Archived: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 09:31:12 -0400
Subject: Re: The 1952 Tremonton Utah 'Seagulls'


>From: Bob Shell <bob.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 11:35:02 -0400
>Subject: Re: The 1952 Tremonton Utah 'Seagulls' Confirmation?

>>From: Michael Tarbell <mtarbell.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 06:40:08 -0600
>>Subject: Re: The 1952 Tremonton Utah 'Seagulls' Confirmation?

>>A point that still bugs me (I am clueless about film movie
>>cameras, so bear with me): The film is described in various
>>places (and by Newhouse himself) as 16 mm, shot at 16
>>frames/sec. He claims to have shot ~30 ft (9144 mm) of film,
>>which would seem to imply (9144/16) or ~572 frames, and an
>>elapsed time of 572*(1/16) or ~36 sec. But Baker clearly states
>>that the film consists of ~1200 frames with an elapsed time of
>>~75 sec, which would seem to correspond to 8 mm frames, not 16
>>mm. What is eluding me here?


<snip>

>Your calculations above have a major mistake, though. You are
>dividing 9144 by 16. That's the _width_ of the film, not the
>short dimension of the film frame. A 16 mm film frame is about 8
>mm top to bottom including the between frame space. So you
>should be dividing by 8.

Thanks Bob, that definitely clears it up!

Mike



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