Re: optical sound: Meditations on Revolution V

From: Nicholas Hamlyn (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Jan 04 2006 - 09:30:45 PST

Martin Sawyer in London was working on a system in which a pulse track
in the optical track area controls a stereo digital sound track on a
hard drive. The pulse track can even fit onto the edge of a super 16
print, so you could project a super 16mm image with a separate digital
sound track. As far as I know he's still trying to get cinemas

Nicky Hamlyn.

On 4 Jan 2006, at 16:08, Sam Wells wrote:

>> Maybe optical sound is not as bad as I think!
> No it typically is in 16mm. Relative to - hell relative to anything
> else.
> It can be acceptable, especially if you limit dynamic range. But, you
> know, even something like MP3 smokes it OTOH.
> I've thought about solutions, and have tried them (DTS). But in the
> face of comparatively little serious interest in the issue of 16mm
> projection and sound quality......
> IOW some solutions are potentially there but at a time when 16mm
> projection itself is becoming an anomaly.
> How this plays out in the longer term with 16mm becoming a very
> specialized projection format (hey it's pretty much "just us" who are
> interested) I don't know.
> -Sam
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