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Randy Tomlinson
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From: Brighton UK
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 - posted October 28, 2010 03:37 PM      Profile for Randy Tomlinson   Email Randy Tomlinson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hello all,
I am actually a super8 User but plan to "upgrade" my hobby to 16mm now. I am watching several 16mm Projectors on ebay but i am confused about the optical sound / magnetic sound. What is more common if i buy a Film? I believe Magnetic? Is that correct?

Thank you
Randy

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Michael O'Regan
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 - posted October 28, 2010 04:27 PM      Profile for Michael O'Regan   Email Michael O'Regan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
In 16mm, optical sound is by far the most common. There are, relatively speaking, very few 16mm prints around with mag sound.

Being new to 16mm you may find this helpful:

http://www.paulivester.com/films/filmstock/guide.htm

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Barry Fritz
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 - posted October 29, 2010 10:50 PM      Profile for Barry Fritz   Email Barry Fritz   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Which is the older technology? Are the first sound projectors likely to be magnetic or optical? How can you tell by looking at the projector?

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John W. Black
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 - posted October 30, 2010 10:08 PM      Profile for John W. Black   Author's Homepage   Email John W. Black   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Optical is the older technology,being used since the forst 16mm sound machines.Magnetic 16mm film was used mainly for news shows as it was a quicker and cheaper process.Some features would have a split opt/mag track,with one in a different language.

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Randy Tomlinson
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 - posted October 30, 2010 10:12 PM      Profile for Randy Tomlinson   Email Randy Tomlinson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
thanks a lot. i have already decieded to go for an optical projector. thanks a lot. im currently biding on a 16MM EIKI projector.

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Michael O'Regan
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 - posted October 31, 2010 04:07 AM      Profile for Michael O'Regan   Email Michael O'Regan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The Eikis are excellent machines in my opinion. I use two of them and thus far have had very little trouble with them.

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