Re: syncing 2 16mm projectors

From: Pablo de Ocampo (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Sep 24 2007 - 15:11:10 PDT

Running two 16mm loops the same length bye eyeballing it isn't going to give
you any better sync than running two dvd's by eyebaling it. You still have
two motors that are not exactly going to be running at the exact same speed.

Front and back projection. Look around for museums or galleries that have
shown Michael Snow's Two Sides to Every Story as that uses the same setup.
The University of Toronto Hart House showed it this spring/summer. I think
the National Gallery of Canada owns the piece. Try to contact an
install/tech person or a curator at one of those institutions or another
place that has shown that piece?

Is there sound too? If there is not sound you might be able to find a way to
print a SMPTE code onto the optical track, and use that to act as a master
signal to run a slave projector... But how to get that other projector to
sync to that SMPTE code....?

But yes as Jeff says, it's gonna cost something.


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