Re: 16mm mag Stripe

From: Freya (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jan 03 2006 - 08:33:57 PST

--- 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

> > 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
> (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 ? ;-)


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

Or a big bucket maybe! ;)

I'm mostly curious.



Yahoo! for Good - Make a difference this year.

For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.