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Chad Shumaker
Expert Film Handler

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From: Dover, Ohio USA
Registered: Jan 2011


 - posted December 25, 2015 09:58 PM      Profile for Chad Shumaker   Email Chad Shumaker   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Just got back from seeing The Force Awakens and was reminded of how my re-spliced two reel Star Wars has major sound issues in the volume department.

Anyone out there really good at re-recording? Nothing fancy just want an even sound level and am too nervous to try it myself.

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Daniel Macarone
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From: Summit NJ, USA
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 - posted December 25, 2015 11:59 PM      Profile for Daniel Macarone   Author's Homepage   Email Daniel Macarone   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hey, I'm here to add to that request. I have a complete feature print of Gunga Din that has sound issues. I have this up for sale on Ebay, but if someone is expert at re-recording sound, I would gladly pay a fee.

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Paul Suchy
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 - posted December 26, 2015 05:30 AM      Profile for Paul Suchy   Author's Homepage   Email Paul Suchy   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Lance Alspaugh is your man; he doesn't do cutdowns, but he will do features. Great service and communication regarding options. You can pm him through this forum or at theatres@aol.com.

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Adam Deierling
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 - posted December 26, 2015 09:23 AM      Profile for Adam Deierling   Email Adam Deierling   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This is something I do regularly for myself but never really offered it as a service to others. I have re-done just about every digest I own. Below is an example of one I did.

Dawn of the Dead

$50 per 400' reel
$75 per 600' reel

I know its seems high but What I do is unlike anyone else. I will match frame for frame with computer editing software so that your audio is absolutely perfect match to your print. The sound will always be stereo unless mono is all that is available.

onedelorean@yahoo.com

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Chad Shumaker
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From: Dover, Ohio USA
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 - posted December 26, 2015 12:45 PM      Profile for Chad Shumaker   Email Chad Shumaker   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Is it difficult? I have Pinnacle Studio on my PC and would love to learn how, I just don't want to ruin my reels!

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Alan Rik
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 - posted December 26, 2015 02:45 PM      Profile for Alan Rik   Email Alan Rik   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
If you know what you are doing it isn't that difficult. You should get some film that you can use as a test film and try it on there first. So if you botch it up it isn't that much of a loss to you.
To re-record does take time to set things up. First you have to find a source material that you can grab the audio from and then you have to edit it so it matches your Super 8 print. Than you have to make sure that when recording onto your print that the speed of the source material matches the speed of your machine. If your using as a source an NTSC print than you have to make sure your projector is running at a 23.97fps and that should be crystal sync locked. Otherwise you would be doing a "wild" sync job and that could go out of sync in as little as 20 seconds.
Its time consuming but if you have the time it will make your prints sound so much better. I did it when I had a standard GS1200 Halogen and the results were very good. Much better than the original audio on the print. As always YMMV depending on the type of sound stripe on your print but if its the original Star Wars cut downs they had for the most part good stripe. Good luck!

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