From: San Francisco, CA, USA
Registered: Sep 2018
posted November 23, 2018 01:01 PM
I use a Bauer projector which is very quiet or at least consistent in its actual film path/shutter operation, but I've found that the noise of the actual film coming off and on the reels is a distraction during screenings.
It's fairly dependent on the reel and film, I think, but amounts to a periodic higher-pitched squeaking and/or a more hushed scrape sound. I think the former is caused by certain plastic take-up reels, and the scrape may be a subtle misalignment between film path and reel so I'm hearing the edge of the film come off or go on a reel. None of this is indicative of any actual functional problem, just seems like noise that could be avoidable.
Do people encounter this much? Are there certain kinds of reels that are better or worse for this, and/or are there adjustments that are known to help mitigate? Thanks for any thoughts.
From: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
Registered: Mar 2016
posted November 24, 2018 06:11 PM
I have found that some Standard/Regular 8mm films I've acquired were mounted on audio tape reels. These seem to be slightly more narrower than cine reels and the film often rubs against the sides.
From: Bristol. United Kingdom
Registered: Oct 2007
posted November 25, 2018 02:18 AM
Will has made an interesting comment about the quarter inch audio tape spools which will fit on standard 8 projectors. As a quarter inch equates to 6.35mm, that explains the problem if used for film which is 8mm.