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Tommy Woods
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From: Scouser
Registered: Feb 2011


 - posted November 06, 2011 09:11 AM      Profile for Tommy Woods   Email Tommy Woods   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Has anyone come across a SPECTO 16mm MK2 MOTION ANALYSIS PROJECTOR,if so is there any information anywhere about it,more importantly,what was it used for?

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Martin Jones
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From: Thetford , Norfolk,England
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 - posted November 06, 2011 10:26 AM      Profile for Martin Jones   Email Martin Jones   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Try http://www.cineinformation.org/download/specto-projector-motion-analysis-projector-mark-ii-user-manual/

Surprisingly enough, it was used for Analysing Motion, by projecting film taken at any speed from 16 fps upwards at low frame rates.
Martin

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Tommy Woods
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 - posted November 06, 2011 10:36 AM      Profile for Tommy Woods   Email Tommy Woods   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks Martin,Would this be any good for Telecine transfer?

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Martin Jones
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 - posted November 06, 2011 10:46 AM      Profile for Martin Jones   Email Martin Jones   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It would be the action of a Philistine to use this ICONIC machine for such a purpose!
The standard Spectos, which are available in 8 mm, 9,5 mm 16 mm, 9.5/16 mm and 8/16 mm all have variable speed and are therefore easy to either use "on the fly" or adapt for "frame by frame" use.
Martin

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Tommy Woods
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 - posted November 07, 2011 03:24 AM      Profile for Tommy Woods   Email Tommy Woods   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Without being Philistinian about it,I wasn't intending to strip it down,but it has got an interesting feature which is the ability to play frame by frame,although it looks like you can only do this by pressing the button for each frame,I was wondering if anybody had used this in conjunction with maybe a time lapse camera?

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Martin Jones
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 - posted November 07, 2011 04:14 AM      Profile for Martin Jones   Email Martin Jones   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
My use of "Philistine" was tongue in cheek, of course!
Yes, the push button single frame could be the basis for a Frame by Frame machine, but would still require some modification to the projector, unless you were content with a VERY slow transfer rate.

An unusual machine of this type deserves to be restored to its original condition, if only for display.

Do you actually have one? I would love to give it a good home if the price were right!
Martin

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Tommy Woods
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Martin,Yes I do have one,its in good working condition,it came with a scientific test film,looks like electrical arcing,anyhow I dont mind letting it go for a fair price,let me know what you think

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Martin Jones
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Tommy,
PM sent.
Martin

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Tommy Woods
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ok Martin,I'll take some photo's cand send them to you

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Ruud Scheidel
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From: Roosendaal Holland
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 - posted October 23, 2012 07:16 AM      Profile for Ruud Scheidel   Email Ruud Scheidel   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I do have such a projector too. Can anyone tell me in which year Specto produced this projector? Is the company still existing?

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Joe McAllister
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 - posted October 24, 2012 05:08 AM      Profile for Joe McAllister   Email Joe McAllister   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Specto analysis come in two main flavours from my experience. The original uses sprockets on both sides that is silent standard so may not be useful for T/Cine work. Mine runs at 0,2,8,16 fps which is controlled by a lever on the side. It is also possible to use a crank to advance the film 1 frame at a time. It uses the valve type lamp.

There was a later "electronic" version which had a remote control and more choice of frame rate, these use a 12v 100w QI lamp.
My guess is that these later machines would lend themselves to T/C use more readily than the older type. They are easy to distinguish as the electronic machines are a blue colour rather than the normal grey/green specto look and have a base unit which houses the controls.

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