posted April 04, 2016 10:43 PM
This looks like it was uploaded recently. The lamp house is rather large and off center I wonder where the lamp and reflector sit inside, it looks like the xenon lamp if it is inside the lamphouse sits further back then the stock UHP lamp originated. I see the external power supply in the back. Looks like they removed both the payout and takeup arms to make room for the lamphouse and went with the full play system. The electrical connections look well done, nice conversion.
From: New York City, NY, USA
Registered: Jun 2003
posted April 05, 2016 12:34 AM
It looks like the Winnebago of Projectors!! I wonder how much it weighs? And all that light for such a little screen? So many questions..so little answers! Pretty innovative however!
Alan all good questions. I wonder how much light makes it through the gate. The Fumeo does not have a shutter, with that much light you would have to very careful to not pause the film with the lamp ignighted.
posted April 05, 2016 11:58 AM
Maurice Ive never seen this model before as well. I did see something similar pictured on this site but you must scroll down a ways. I think they have every projector ever made on this site
From: Bristol. United Kingdom
Registered: Oct 2007
posted April 06, 2016 02:29 AM
In the October 2007 issue of "International Movie Making" Ignacio Benedeti Corzo said ... "One of the best features of the Fumeo company is that all their range of projectors were built individually, I mean by this that each projector was made to my own special requirements."
This is an interesting comment. Perhaps this may explain why it is difficult to find details of all Fumeo models.
From: St Savin, France
Registered: Mar 2016
posted April 06, 2016 04:00 AM
I worked on a Fumeo 8/S8 telecine (see pict.) which was equiped with an electronic projector without a cam but an electromagnet synchronized with the video equipment. The picture was projected directly in an Ikegami digital camera. The picture was really good (depend of the film). I made a test with a Derann print, the result was really outstanding. The lamp was a quartz 100w which can be changed for a 150w for normal projection. The only problem was the 8mm sound : the head gap was for S8 (20 frames) not for 8 (52 frames). It runs for 5 to 30 pictures. This system was far better than a lot of others, including the last ones. As we say in french "La plus belle fille ne peut donner que ce qu'elle a" (The most beautiful girl cannot give that what she has) and it is ridiculous to transfer in HD amateur films with a low definition. I made visit the Fumeo Cittą, in Milano. It was a big workshop, not a factory. All the spare parts were orderly in wooden boxes all around. It was most intersting and people were very kind.
posted April 06, 2016 10:11 PM
Nice picture Patrick, thanks for sharing your story. I remember the name Ikegami does that give away my age:) They had a high end and high priced video processor as well back in the day.