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Jack Silverstein
Posts: 3
From: Cary, NC, USA
Registered: May 2016

 - posted May 26, 2016 12:59 PM      Profile for Jack Silverstein   Author's Homepage   Email Jack Silverstein   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi, two of my recently acquired standard 8mm
films have been shaking when I show them on
my Bell & Howell 256, but they are fine when
I put them through my Revere 85. I went back
to the discussions on shaky images, in '04 and
'13, and went through seven wipe-passings with
Film Renew on each film. It did the job with
Laurel & Hardy's Flying Elephants, but no substantial
difference with L&H's Early to Bed. I could try
soaking the latter with Film Renew for several days,
but will first try Armorall Protectant Wipes. My
question for now is why such a difference in performance
between the two projectors?

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Paul Suchy
Expert Film Handler

Posts: 199
From: Westchester, IL, USA
Registered: Jun 2003

 - posted May 26, 2016 04:54 PM      Profile for Paul Suchy   Author's Homepage   Email Paul Suchy   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Jack, There are a great many projector experts on this forum (I am not one of them), but I can at least share the fact that if a film is fine on one projector, it's probably not the film. There may be an issue with the gate or claw mechanism on the projector that is shaking. Sit tight as I'm sure you'll get some advice from the people who have amazing knowledge on the subject. Welcome to the forum!

Paul Suchy

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Pasquale DAlessio
Film God

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From: Bristol,RI, USA
Registered: May 2010

 - posted May 26, 2016 05:54 PM      Profile for Pasquale DAlessio     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This is typically called "Don Knots" syndrome. It goes away after a while. [Eek!]

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Joseph Randall
Master Film Handler

Posts: 437
From: Wyckoff, NJ, USA
Registered: Jun 2015

 - posted May 30, 2016 08:43 PM      Profile for Joseph Randall     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
[Big Grin]

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