posted December 31, 2014 03:00 AM
Recently bought a Eumig Mark S 807D on Ebay to transfer my old films. Performs well and doesn't chew up film like my ancient Mark S. However when I connect a Din to mini jack lead from the projectors line out socket to the camcorder I get the noise of the projector as well as the correct sound. Any ideas why this should be? I know it can be damaging to the camera to connect into the mic. socket from line out but it doesn't appear to be doing any damage (so far!)
From: Thetford , Norfolk,England
Registered: May 2008
posted December 31, 2014 03:11 AM
What Camcorder have you? Connecting projector Line Out to Camcorder Mic In will NOT damage your Camcorder, but the incompatibility in levels usually leads to distortion. However, this will depend on how effective the Camcorder Automatic Gain Control on the Mic. Input is.
-------------------- Retired TV Service Engineer Ongoing interest in Telecine....
posted December 31, 2014 03:53 AM
Thanks for your reply Martin, the camera is a Panasonic X920. The sound is not actually distorted but I am still hearing the noise of the film passing through the gate of the projector as well as the films sound. I can live with it in louder passages but it is annoying during quieter parts of the film.
From: Bristol. United Kingdom
Registered: Oct 2007
posted December 31, 2014 06:02 AM
I bought a Eumig 807D brand new many years ago and experienced "sound chatter" on most of my package films. I eventually adjusted the position of the sound head very slightly and most films were then OK, but I never got rid of the problem entirely, it seemed to happen on loud sound passages.
posted December 31, 2014 06:36 AM
Thanks everyone for your replies. I've also tried connecting the line out to the line in socket on a Tascam recorder but can still hear the unwanted projector noise. I'll keep experimenting and report back.
From: Manassas, VA. USA
Registered: Jun 2003
posted December 31, 2014 07:48 AM
Yes, Maurice...that clatter /flutter is common for many Super 8 machines. The old standard 8 system had the sound heads 56 frames down from the intermittent claw movement at the aperture, but Super 8 system put the heads only 18 frames down...and so the capstan and roller had to be REALLY good to smooth out the movement of the film. Many times it doesn't get totally smoothed and you get that annoying clatter/flutter. I found that it can be sometimes reduced by cleaning the rubber roller and capstan...and the heads also. But on some machines that doesn't work. Also...in the early days of Super 8, and to some extent today, sound on films is recorded on projectors....so if there is any clatter on that recording machine, it is doubled on projectors that may have the same clatter. But I'm sure you know all this, but I feel verbose today.