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David Pringle
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From: Glasgow, Scotland
Registered: Dec 2015

 - posted September 24, 2019 08:49 AM      Profile for David Pringle   Email David Pringle   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I need to edit a bunch of STD 8 footage.
Can anyone recommend a make/brand of an viewer?
There are plenty to chose from on ebay. I did own a ELMO
years ago but found the brightness lacking.
Are motorised units available?

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Jeremy Rundle
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From: Llandysul, Wales, UK
Registered: Sep 2019

 - posted September 25, 2019 10:05 AM      Profile for Jeremy Rundle   Author's Homepage   Email Jeremy Rundle   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Unless it is me I have just bought a Rank Aldis and it is VERY dull to view be advised

I am Autistic so please bear with me if I unintentionally come over as a little blunt

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Ken Finch
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Herne Bay, Kent. U.K.
Registered: Oct 2011

 - posted September 26, 2019 07:52 AM      Profile for Ken Finch   Email Ken Finch   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Most of the viewer/editors I have come across use a 6volt 10watt Small bayonet cap. and the film image is projected via a mirror on the rear of a translucent screen hence a lot of light loss. The bigger the screen, the duller the image. Motorised versions were mainly used by professional editors for 16 and 35mm. Ken Finch [Smile]

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Rob Young.
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From: Cheshire, U.K.
Registered: Dec 2003

 - posted September 26, 2019 08:14 AM      Profile for Rob Young.     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Also, it’s worth checking that is a proper viewer bulb, not a cheaper type used in motorcycle sidelights. These work ok, but the filament is a different type, so it looks very dull in most viewers.

Also, even with the correct bulb, minute adjustments to the line up when you insert the bulb and lock it can make a big difference to the brightness on screen.

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