From: George Monteleone (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Dec 17 2010 - 07:01:03 PST
Fantastic, thanks Alain.
On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 12:47 AM, 40 Frames <email suppressed> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 10:30 PM, George Monteleone <
> email suppressed> wrote:
>> 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
>> 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
> 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.
> 40 FRAMES
> Alain LeTourneau
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