Re: syncing 2 16mm projectors

From: Joost Rekveld (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Sep 24 2007 - 16:08:37 PDT

right, that's an amazing coincidence, I guess.

If I remember correctly about ten years ago this harmonious couple of
projectors was divorced, the box and one projector staying with the
original owner, and another projector being bought by a collective in
The Hague.
I will see tomorrow if I can dig up some phone-numbers in old adress
books or ask around so that you can find out the status of these



On Sep 25, 2007, at 12:20 , Lisa Oppenheim wrote:

> 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 see 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.
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