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Winbert Hutahaean
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From: Nouméa, New Caledonia
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 - posted July 31, 2011 07:02 PM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This is my first time to play optical films.

I had several different reels to tray. One/two reels sounded good in my projector (GS1200) but several reels produced quite "blurpish" sound, if you know what I mean, i.e very unclear sound where the dialog was heard like people speaking gibberish language.

So what make this? Is the optical track has gone from my films or the exciter lamp need alignment?

thanks

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Winbert

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Nicholas Kovats
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From: Canada
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 - posted July 31, 2011 11:51 PM      Profile for Nicholas Kovats   Email Nicholas Kovats   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Winbert.

I would recommending contacting John Gledhill of http://bitworks.org/. He is an actual engineer and an expert in recovering optical soundtracks of any format. He is very approachable.

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted August 01, 2011 10:34 AM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Well done Winbert! I hope that you enjoy many a good optical feature on it!

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Winbert Hutahaean
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 - posted August 03, 2011 02:49 PM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks Osi, but I am wondering what make the sound of some films so blurping? Is it the projector or the optical track?

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Winbert

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Oliver F. R. Feld
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From: Berlin, Germany
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 - posted August 03, 2011 07:21 PM      Profile for Oliver F. R. Feld   Email Oliver F. R. Feld   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi,
I had the same problem, when my features started to fade!
The optical track faded too...
and so the sound became dull!
Now my "Cabaret"-feature is silent...
Oliver

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted August 04, 2011 10:30 AM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
That is a sad truth that the optical track can in fact fade before the other colors on the print fade, to a very light purple in truth.

I have never ran into an optical sound print with absolutely no sound left, but I have ran into some with very light sound to be sure.

I can't account for the "blurb" though. Can you perhaps explain it in some different way?

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Nick Field
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 - posted August 04, 2011 03:48 PM      Profile for Nick Field   Email Nick Field   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Do you mean flutter? you can get this if the lower loop is lost below the gate.

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Thomas Smith
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 - posted August 04, 2011 08:08 PM      Profile for Thomas Smith   Email Thomas Smith   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
hello i have from russia with love optical print
and apart from the last reel sound is very good
so when buying optical prints it is a bit of a
gamble if the sound goes because print has faded [Confused]

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Winbert Hutahaean
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 - posted August 05, 2011 03:37 AM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
I can't account for the "blurb" though. Can you perhaps explain it in some different way?
Something like people speaking in the water.... [Big Grin]

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Winbert

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