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Posted by Scot Myers (Member # 6626) on February 11, 2019, 10:13 AM:
 
Hi,
Is this a magnetic soundtrack? Never seen an optical print look like this.
16mm Sound
 
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on February 11, 2019, 10:39 AM:
 
Scot
It's a variable density optical track.
https://www.endpointaudio.com/optical-sound-detail/
 
Posted by Scot Myers (Member # 6626) on February 11, 2019, 06:49 PM:
 
Wow, very interesting link. Thanks for that!

So it will work in an optical sound projector like a Elmo 16CL? No noticeable audio quality issues?
 
Posted by Nantawat Kittiwarakul (Member # 6050) on February 11, 2019, 08:31 PM:
 
It's functionally identical to variable area track hence no difference at output end. [Smile]

However in practice it's a bit noisier than variable area track (maybe because of the film grain more visible?). And I think it's more difficult in developing process. It eventually fell out of favor of variable area track.
 


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