Re: syncing 2 16mm projectors

From: Lisa Oppenheim (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Sep 24 2007 - 15:20:17 PDT

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.

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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