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Jeff_Green
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From: Bloomington, IN, USA
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 - posted September 25, 2016 04:51 PM      Profile for Jeff_Green   Email Jeff_Green   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Ive got two optical Super 8 films. Playing them on my Yashica P810, one the sound syncs perfectly, and the other the sound is about 1-2 seconds ahead of the screen image. I've read a little bit about sound standard offsets for projection but it seems odd that one film is OK and the other is so far off.

Any help on this? Does the Yashica offer some form of compensation to sync it? Unfortunately the one out of sync is Steamboat Willie!

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted September 26, 2016 11:50 AM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
That's a rarity for an optical soundtrack. Sadly, being that the other optical sound film is in sync, it's a defect with that specific print, and since you can't rerecord an optical soundtrack, you're kind of stuck.

I hope that optical sound film is enjoyable, none the less. What is it, if I may perchance ask?

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Jeff_Green
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 - posted September 26, 2016 04:10 PM      Profile for Jeff_Green   Email Jeff_Green   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It's Steamboat Willie. It just doesn't make sense to me that an optical track could be synced wrong and defective.

Here's the only thing I can find so far on offset sound:
http://www.film-tech.com/ubb/f1/t005446.html

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted September 27, 2016 11:57 AM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I liked that link, (Got to see another pic of the Brad Miller! You don't see too much of our "top guy" these days. [Smile]

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Andrew Woodcock
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 - posted September 27, 2016 12:25 PM      Profile for Andrew Woodcock         Edit/Delete Post 
This can happen on optical prints if the lower loop differs from its normal shape and size.

If it looks exactly the same as when you project your good print, just dismiss this as a possibility, but on the machines I've used that can replay optical prints, very occasionally, I have witnessed a similar occurrence.

I have no experience sadly with your Yashica model so I have no idea if this is even remotely possible on this particular machine though.

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