posted August 16, 2018 03:43 PM
Not me folks but this Ernemann 2 projector
Just finished making up three 3000ft reels, this in turn will increase the running time per reel to about 30 minutes. Although I use the platter for features, having a larger capacity from the usual 2000ft reel does make a difference, plus I can still close the spool box doors, except when using the Dolby Digital reader, where the top one has to stay open to thread it.
Its been a lot of fun and cant say enough for the German engineering that went into producing the projector back in 1926.
The new 3000ft reels having there first run....worked great.
Simply put there is nowwhere else phyisically to put it
Although the delay can be adjusted on the processor which I did after mounting it. The reader still has to find a place somewhere between the film and the top sprocket and that was the only place I could find.
Other than using the digital reader all 35mm films can still be played on the Kelmar reverse scanning IR LED. which in itself works great, you can see in the below photo.
Its important that the projector retains its original design as much as possible.
posted November 29, 2018 02:30 PM
And its still going strong
Put a reel together including an advert that was filmed in Glasgow, called "Sony Bravia Paint Advert" what is most interesting about this one, was that there was no CGI used in the making and those were real paint cannons used on a soon to be demolished housing estate. Another advert I like is the sky one featuring NZ tourists rafting in a river
I would have been easy to get a more modern projector like the later Kinoton, But using this projector does prove a point, in that it might be old, but it can still run really well. Its without doubt a credit to the very high standard of engineering skills from the people that built it 92 years ago that its still going.
Here is photo I took a while ago of a local chap I know, who completely restored an Ernemann front shutter a few years ago. One night at his place we watched the 1997 "Star Wars" re-release one reel at a time on it. The work he put into this projector is truly amazing