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Video & Film Solutions

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Background: Most films shrink as they age. Shrinkage needs to be assessed before placing the film on any sprocketed or pinned film machine.


Shrinkage Meter

Our shrinkage meter. (Click picture to enlarge)

Problem: With so many different gauges of film and different calibrations, having a meter and calibration tool for each gauge is not efficient.

Solution: A multi-format digital shrinkage meter featuring high resolution measuring and automatic calibration.  Formats supported: 35mm, 28mm, 17.5mm, 16mm, 9.5mm, 8mm and Super 8mm. Shrinkage measurement increments +-0.005 %. Mechanical index for calibration on every use. LCD screen displays current format selected, film gauge pitch, measured film pitch, and shrinkage or stretch. Works from 4% stretch to 12% shrinkage.


Design, fabrication and programming all in house.

Some closeups of the meter.