Re: [Frameworks] Auricons

From: 40 Frames (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Dec 16 2010 - 22:47:51 PST

On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 10:30 PM, George Monteleone <
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> Hi Frameworks. I just bought an old Auricon, and I'm looking to get the
> optical sound system working. I found some old threads in the archives, but
> they've expired, so I figured I'd start a new one.
> Has anyone had any luck getting the optical sound-on-film to work with
> non-auricon pre-amps? Rather than trying to track down the vintage amp and
> worry about getting it working as well, I was thinking it might be easier to
> rig DC battery power to the exciter lamp and then simply send an audio
> signal in to modulate the galvanometer, I guess to be figured with some
> experimenting with line out, headphone out, or even speaker out levels if
> needed...
> I haven't received the camera yet, but here's what I know so far:
> - The motor runs, at least (yay)
> - there is a galvanometer in-camera (hopefully not broken)
> - The audio input has a four-pin socket, rather than the 8-pin socket I've
> seen in pictures of the (newer?) Cine-Voice models. I'm assuming two of
> these are DC power for the optical sound lamp, and the other two would be
> for the audio signal. I guess I'll have to do some testing to figure out
> what's what, unless somebody out there knows.
> Or, if anyone has an old 4-pin Auricon optical amp (ideally solid state)
> lying around that they're willing to sell for a reasonable price, I'd be
> interested.


There is a guy here in Portland (Oregon) who is an Auricon nut, and does
rebuilds on the on-board amp, lamps as well as other parts of the camera.
His name is Jack Honeycutt, and I would recommend talking with him.

More info....

Jack is super nice and way into Auricon cameras.


Alain LeTourneau
Pam Minty
Attention: Pam Minty
PO Box 15207
Portland, OR 97293
+1 503 231 6548

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