Beaulieu 5008S / double system sound

From: David Tetzlaff (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jun 19 2006 - 22:15:13 PDT

Double system assumes you're going through some sort of post process
rather than just low-tech projecting of original. Double system S8 editing
was never exactly common or workable. So I assume you'd be bumping your S8
original up to 16mm, or tranfering it to video. If you're doing so,
especially if its video, you can do double-system with pretty much any
camera that's not a piece of crap. Record your sound wild, but put in head
and tail slates. Once you have the iamage transfered to anything with a
stable time base, time out the take between the sync mark and use a
computer audio program (e.g. ProTools, but freeware options exist) to
strech the audio between the sync marks to fit, and voila. There might be
a small drift on long takes in and out, but on short shots you won't
notice it.

Depending on what kind of work you're thinking about, a bigger problem
might be finding a quiet camera, unless you want camera noise. Bealieaus
aren't exactly quiet, but in general S8 cameras aren't as loud as 16mm MOS
cams, so I don't see the need to tghrow lots of your budget at a camera
for sync purposes.

BTW, aesthetically, I'm wondering why you want to do lip-synch in S8
anyway. The medium seems more suited to wild tracks, audio recorded
separate from picture, etc.

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