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  • #16
    Originally posted by Ed Gordon View Post
    .....Check out Eivind Mork's video of the Q&A with Ged Jones.....
    Ed,
    Can you please give us a link to the video.

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    • #17
      Maurice, Eivind's video is at: https://8mmforum.film-tech.com/vbb/f...blackpool-2022.

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      • #18
        Thank you, Ed.
        Regrettably, Ged's memory couldn't recall the model of the Chinon, was he perhaps confusing it with the (dreaded) Cinerex which he also mentioned?
        Last edited by Maurice Leakey; November 27, 2022, 10:29 AM.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Maurice Leakey View Post
          Thank you, Ed.
          Regrettably, Ged's memory couldn't recall the model of the Chinon
          Based on a former discussion on the forum, it seems it's the Chinon 330.

          8mm Forum: Chinon projectors opinion. (film-tech.com)

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          • #20
            Ged said that is was a Chinon projector, not all Chinons, but a specific model of Chinon. In order to borrow a film users had to complete a form which asked for the specific projector make and model they would be using to run the film. They were able to identify a specific Chinon model that was damaging their films. Ged misspoke and said Cinerex and then corrected himself and said, "not Cinerex, but Chinon. A specific model of Chinon" that he could not recall.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Ed Gordon View Post
              A specific model of Chinon" that he could not recall.
              Here is the message I read :

              "When Derann ran a film library, they stopped renting films to owners of the Chinnon 330 as films were being returned badly scratched. Chinnon commented on this in Movie Maker magazine at the time, stating that the problem was not with their projectors, but with the films being run through them!

              They explained that the gate in the 330 was made to very high tolerances but was not side sprung, so provided the film run through it was split to equally high tolerances there shouldn't be a problem. The problem with commercially produced package movies was that their width varied, albeit by a fraction of a milimeter, but when the film was wider than the gate it would bow and then become scratched.

              Camera Film was split to much higher tolerances and didn't become scratched, just package movies...​" (Mike Peckham)

              8mm Forum: Chinon projectors opinion. (film-tech.com)

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              • #22
                Dominique, that seems to confirm it was the Chinon 330. Here is a transcript of the portion of the Q&A in which Ged talks about the Chinon.

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                • #23
                  Well the long life Xenon gas filled lamp arrived but not had time to carry out tests but will report back. It's nearly time to start dubbing Dorun's new releases again oh heck as the late Jimmy Clitheroe would have said.

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                  • #24
                    They apparently got better then, as my Chinon 9500 projectors are quite good, lovely sound, but, like the ELMO, need a good deal of maintenance.

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                    • #25
                      Well the long life Xenon gas filled lamp arrived but not had time to carry out tests but will report back. It's nearly time to start dubbing Dorun's new releases again oh heck as the late Jimmy Clitheroe would have said.

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                      • #26
                        Right o. Tested the new Xenon Gas filled 500 hour lamp against the trusty regular Osram lamps.

                        New Xenon lamp works fine. I would say its very slightly yellow qnd the light output is a fraction less than a regular Osram lamp.

                        But the regular lamps do not give as even screen illumination as the 500 hour lamp.

                        I metered the whole projected frame and the Xenon lamp coverage is very even corner to corner, whereas the hallogen suffered fall off.

                        I guess you pay your money and you take a choice.

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