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George Willeman
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From: Springfield, OH, USA
Registered: Jun 2003

 - posted July 10, 2003 07:46 PM      Profile for George Willeman   Author's Homepage   Email George Willeman   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Have any of you had any experience re-recording a mag track on a super-8 print? I have a nice copy of a Charley Chase comedy "Southern Exposure", and it has a HORRIBLY low-volume track. Is there anyone out there who specializes in such a thing?

Thanks in advance! [Big Grin]

"Film is made of silver, DVDs of aluminum (and plastic), and video from rust."

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Kevin Faulkner
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From: Essex UK
Registered: Jun 2003

 - posted July 13, 2003 06:01 AM      Profile for Kevin Faulkner         Edit/Delete Post 
Hi George,
This can be deone quite easily on a machines such as the Elmo GS1200 with the built in sync system and an external crystal generator which can lock the machine to the frame rate of your TV system. In the UK here we use 50 frames per sec so I use a generator which crystal locks the GS to 25FPS which then allows me the record soundtracks from DVD or VHS HiFi. The only difficulty arrises when the film you are recording from has a different cut to the DVD or VHS version as it means a lot of stopping and starting of the recording.
A small test recording on some of the films leader is also esential to make sure the Stripe will record on with good quality as this varies from stripe to stripe (laminate, paste, batch to batch variations etc).
Hope that helps, Kevin [Smile]

GS1200 Xenon with Elmo 1.0...great combo along with a 16-CL Xenon for that super bright white light.

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