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Scot Myers
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 - posted February 11, 2019 10:13 AM      Profile for Scot Myers   Email Scot Myers   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi,
Is this a magnetic soundtrack? Never seen an optical print look like this.
16mm Sound

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted February 11, 2019 10:39 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Scot
It's a variable density optical track.
https://www.endpointaudio.com/optical-sound-detail/

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Scot Myers
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 - posted February 11, 2019 06:49 PM      Profile for Scot Myers   Email Scot Myers   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Wow, very interesting link. Thanks for that!

So it will work in an optical sound projector like a Elmo 16CL? No noticeable audio quality issues?

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Nantawat Kittiwarakul
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 - posted February 11, 2019 08:31 PM      Profile for Nantawat Kittiwarakul   Email Nantawat Kittiwarakul   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It's functionally identical to variable area track hence no difference at output end. [Smile]

However in practice it's a bit noisier than variable area track (maybe because of the film grain more visible?). And I think it's more difficult in developing process. It eventually fell out of favor of variable area track.

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