Re: 16mm projecors and motion sensors... and digital projectors

From: Jorge Lorenzo Flores Garza (email suppressed)
Date: Mon May 03 2010 - 10:38:08 PDT

Hello, Amanda. I am preparing a piece to be shown in May and it is a loop on a 16mm projector. Janis Lipzin once mentioned something about motion detectors for loops and I decided to try it. It worked really well. I bought a motion detector without the lamps and connected that to a power strip. I mean I cut the strip's cable and joined the motion detector's cables to the strip. You plug in the strip to the wall and the projector to the strip and after 4 minutes of no movement in the area, the projector stops!! You just need to check which cable goes with which, but if you need help with that we can write off-list.


Jorge L.

> Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 08:31:39 -0300
> From: email suppressed
> Subject: 16mm projecors and motion sensors... and digital projectors
> To: email suppressed
> hello all...
> not sure if my last message got through, as i just rejoined the list,
> has anyone out there done any work incorporating 16mm film projectors
> with motion sensors?
> just looking for some practical tips in order to avoid reinventing the
> wheel.
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> as for the digital projector question, i"ll weigh in on that as well,
> since i've been researching them for our centre.
> in addition to looking for lumens and contrast, it's also important to
> make sure that you don't get a projector that has a problem with
> rainbow effects. this is a problem on some lower end HD projectors
> where fast movement with high contrast subjects creates rainbow trails
> in the wake of the movement. it can potentially be very noticeable
> and annoying. there are some great websites that review projectors
> and most of them will comment as to whether or not the rainbow effect
> is present or not.
> you can get HD projectors for as low as $1000 now, but they're not
> very good, and bad HD projection is worse than mediocre SD
> projection. there is a good panasonic one at $2500 (Canadian $)
> (sorry i don't have the model number here at my breakfast table...
> it's at work), and in order to get better than that, you're up in the
> $6000 range.... and some reviews claim that there's no point below the
> $10,000 range... i however think that's insane and plan to spend
> $2,500 on something "that-will-do-the-trick"
> playback is also an issue, but i think other people have already
> touched on that.
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> anyhow... yup. lemme know if any of you, or anyone you know has done
> work with 16mm projectors and motion sensors.
> thanksasomucha,
> amanda dawn christie
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