Re: 16mm mag Stripe

From: Anna Biller (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jan 03 2006 - 14:51:41 PST


I think if you call around you might find that it's not that expensive
to have a post-house do the transfer for you, especially if you tell
them you are a poor artist. You might try it, anyway.

I've never heard of a mag stripe right on film, unless it is an optical
track. Isn't that what an optical track actually is, a mag stripe on
the film? Or is it a different kind of mag stripe?

On Jan 3, 2006, at 2:14 PM, Freya wrote:

> No I really do mean magnetic stripe, as in a stripe of
> mag where the optical track should be.
>
> I know thats kind of crazy but I have a load of 7240
> and I just realised that I think it is all mag
> striped.
>
> I can''t imagine sending it to a lab to put the sound
> on tho, so maybe I will just ignore the fact the
> stripe is there, but it is awfully tempting.
>
> I've been wondering too that if you can stick it
> through a fullcoat recorder, then maybe I could stick
> it in an old reel to reel tape recorder too! Given the
> speed would be something unrelated I have no idea what
> it would come out like but it might be interesting!
> I'm thinking I might try it and see! ;)
>
> Thanks ever so much for all the help everyone (I
> didn't expect so many replies!) and thanks for your
> story too Anna! I can't imagine going to all that
> hastle but if it wasa magical experience maybe it was
> worth it!
>
> love
>
> Freya
>
>> When you say you want a mag stripe, do you mean an
>> optical stripe right
>> on the film? I think most theatres can show a print
>> with an optical
>> track. But a separate mag track is a different
>> story. Special arthouses
>> and archival theatres that show vintage films will
>> have the equipment,
>> but most won't. But a good post sound place can do
>> the optical stripe
>> for you, from whatever original you have.
>>
>> -Anna
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Jan 3, 2006, at 8:33 AM, Freya wrote:
>>
>>> --- Sam Wells <email suppressed> wrote:
>>>
>>>>> Firstly, will most exhibition venues be capable
>> of
>>>>> playing magnetic sound?
>>>>
>>>> No
>>>
>>> Ack, well that kind of blows the idea out the
>> water a
>>> bit anyway! ;)
>>>
>>>> I recall a Bauer double system projector (would
>> play
>>>> 16mm mag film in
>>>> sync) that would do that also. (The most
>> pointlessly
>>>> complex threading
>>>> I've ever seen on a projector)
>>>
>>> I've got in mind mag stripe, and I was basically
>>> wondering how I could get sound on the stripe
>> after
>>> filming.
>>>
>>>>> Can most
>>>>> venues play back 16fps?
>>>>
>>>> Some can, some can't (it would be18fps not 16
>>>> usually)
>>>
>>> Interesting, most of my cameras have a 16fps
>> setting.
>>> I thought this was the standard for silent 16mm
>> film
>>> back in the day. What you are saying is that when
>> the
>>> sound projectors arrived they were 18 and 24fps?
>>> Didn't that mean older films were played back too
>>> fast?
>>>
>>>> (you could check out which places Dorsky's films
>>>> play at for a clue as
>>>> to where I guess)
>>>
>>> Good tip!
>>>
>>>>> How bad is mag stripe when
>>>>> replayed at 16 compared to 24?
>>>>
>>>> But WHY ? ;-)
>>>
>>> *giggle*
>>>
>>> You got a point, it's just less hastle in some
>> ways
>>> because I'm toying with the idea of processing the
>>> film in a lomo tank which probably means 50 foot
>> loads
>>> and I'm wondering how far I can make those fifty
>> feet
>>> run. I guess it just means less splices if the
>> film is
>>> slower.
>>>
>>> Or a big bucket maybe! ;)
>>>
>>> I'm mostly curious.
>>>
>>> love
>>>
>>> Freya
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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