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Fredrick Crawford
Film Handler

Posts: 16
From: USA
Registered: Feb 2013

 - posted March 31, 2013 06:55 PM      Profile for Fredrick Crawford   Email Fredrick Crawford   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have a chance to buy 2 working projectors for $200! Came from TV station. 6ft tall and heavy! Problem is, I know nothing about them and the sheer size! Seems like they would be the ultimate 16mm projector though.

Any thoughts are ideas will be helpful...


Old guy, New Bolex Paillard collector= More money than brains... Feel free to throw me a life preserver at anytime now!

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John Hermes
Expert Film Handler

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From: La Mesa, CA, USA
Registered: Nov 2008

 - posted April 10, 2013 01:04 AM      Profile for John Hermes   Email John Hermes   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I had four of them in the past, two old blue ones, and two of the later beige ones. They are excellent telecine machines but do not have a lot of light output for normal projection (plus the five-blade shuttter cuts down light even more). They will take 4000' reels and have optical/magnetic sound reproduction. They have a very complicated circuit so keep that in mind if anything goes wrong. Rock steady picture, great sound with virtual instant start up.

John Hermes

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Pete Richards
Master Film Handler

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From: Australia
Registered: Sep 2010

 - posted April 10, 2013 02:08 AM      Profile for Pete Richards   Email Pete Richards   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
These are really sought after to convert to digital telecine machines. I'm jealous, I've wanted one for ages! They don't come up often in Oz.

You can remove the existing video camera and replace it with a machine-vision camera and get really excellent transfers.

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