TDC Stereo Vivid
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Now that we have narrower images, the stock advance sequence is going to
leave excessive gaps on the film. We can recover that wasted space and use
it for our free sixth stereo-pair.
You could do a whole bunch of math to locate the correct
stopping points in the advance sequence. You could also take an old roll of backing paper and
run it though the camera and mark the edges of the exposure areas. Or, you
could take advantage of the fact that I've already done both of those.
This is a simple matter of pasting a new label on the back of the door
covering the film window. It has more arrows on it but is used in a
similar manner to the original "two arrow" indicator. Now,
instead of paying attention to markings for frames 1,2,4,5,7,8 we will use the
markings for frames 1,2,3,5,6,8 (still on the 6x9 numbering line).
New Advance Sequence
created an Adobe PDF for those who would like to print their own
label. It should be printed original size (without scaling).
When it comes off the printer, you should check to ensure that the distance from
A to B is 78mm. If so, cut it out and paste it onto the underside of your
film advance door.
In the example shown, the camera is ready to expose it's second
image-pair. After exposure, the film will be advanced until the number 3
is centered under its arrow.
As you can see, the numbers 1 and 8 (which represent the first and sixth
image-pairs) need to be caught just as they immerge into the window from the
right. When approaching number 8 I've already seen number 7 disappear off
the left side and I can often hear the tail end of the film
"tick" as it comes off the spool. Both of these indicators help
me anticipate the appearance of 8 in the window. There are no such clues
to help me locate image number 1.
Hack up a collector's item?! You are kidding . . . aren't you?
If you are a "serious" collector, I doubt you will want to monkey
with your Rolleidoscop in the described manner. But, if you are a
"serious" collector, I doubt you are overly concerned that your 'scop
is wasting a big chunk of each roll of film. If, on the other hand, you
are a shooter and expect your 'scop to do the job for which it was created, I
can't think why you wouldn't want an free image on every roll of film.