Camera model in movie?


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Hello group,

Well I was always wondering what camera model the filming crew, with Coppola himself as the director, was using in 'Apocalypse Now'. Looks a lot like a 16mm film camera with electric motor and pilot tone cable going to the tape recorder, 16mm film - judging by the width of the (400ft?) external mag and of course this was the format used by TV news crews at the time. Doesn't look like an Arriflex or an Éclair. Mitchell perhaps?

Screengrabs are from a YouTube film analysis video, so I guess it's O.K. to post it here. I have chosen the two frames where the camera model can be seen most clearly.

Never seen this model before. Any reply highly apprecdiated - simply out of curiosity.

Thanks in advance,
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