Re: syncing 2 16mm projectors

From: xander! . (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Sep 24 2007 - 16:02:19 PDT

yo lisa - i have an old filmosound with an externally mounted "bodine motor" that i believe had been jurry-rigged up like this for interlock type purposes...i have not investigated greatly but you are totally welcome to it - lmaybe i can take pictures of it and send them to someone wiser and more old school than i and they could let us know what the probabality is that that was what it was made for...(anyone up for such a task?) best - xander

----------------------------------------> Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 18:20:17 -0400> From: email suppressed>> Actually, Joost, this is for a show in Amsterdam!> Do you have any idea who in the Netherlands built the machines?> I always get me film loopers from the Molleman's, but they did not> seem to know.> Thanks!> Lisa>> On Sep 24, 2007, at 6:05 PM, Joost Rekveld wrote:>>> I have seen such a setup (in Holland, so not much use to you), two>> beautiful xenon hokushin projectors synced with a custom-built>> setup: speed encoders on the shaft and some pulse system in a box>> to sync the motors. In many ways not much different to the syncing>> method used to sync perf recorders, and not very hi-tech either,>> even though the gentle art of syncing motors is not much in fashion>> these days.>>>> It was the only such setup I ever saw, used it once to project Paul>> Sharits' Razor Blades ( It was interesting to se!
 e this film in>> perfect sync once, but I remember missing the tension of it running>> out of sync and hoping it wouldn't be too much).>>>> Anyway the bottom line: it can certainly be done if you have>> somebody to build something similar for you, but I do not know of>> any out-of-the-box solutions. But I find it hard to believe there>> has never been a commrcially available sync-able projector, however>> obscure it may be. I'd imagine scientific cinema has had many uses>> for such machines...>>>>>> ciao,>>>> Joost.>>>>>> On Sep 24, 2007, at 11:27 , Dylan Armajani wrote:>>>>> I have never seen any sort of set up that can successfully do>>> this... And I>>> have tried before. The problem is that once you have your two>>> identical>>> film reels you need to make sure they start on the exact right>>> frame. And>>> even if you succeed in doing this... Its rare to find 2 units that>>> will>>> speed up at the exact same rate.>>>> ------------------------------------------->>>> Jo!
 ost Rekveld>> ----------->>>> ------------
------------------------------->>>> “This alone I ask you, O reader, that when you peruse the>> account of these marvels that you do not set up for yourself>> as a standard human intellectual pride, but rather the great>> size and vastness of earth and sky; and, comparing with>> that Infinity these slender shadows in which miserably and>> anxiously we are enveloped, you will easily know that I have>> related nothing which is beyond belief.”>> (Girolamo Cardano)>>>> ------------------------------------------->>>>>> __________________________________________________________________>> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at .>>>>> __________________________________________________________________> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at .

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