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Demetris Thoupis
Phenomenal Film Handler

Posts: 1240
From: Aradippou, Larnaca, Cyprus
Registered: Apr 2001

 - posted 02-17-2004 12:33 AM      Profile for Demetris Thoupis   Email Demetris Thoupis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hello all again after a long time.
It has come to my attention after visiting the Kelmar Site that there is actually a RED LED conversion for Victoria 4!!!! Is it true? Has anyone tried it? How effective is it?
Thank you in advance
Demetris Thoupis

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Pete Naples
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Dunfermline, Scotland
Registered: Feb 2001

 - posted 02-17-2004 02:47 AM      Profile for Pete Naples   Email Pete Naples   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yes there is, works fine but is on the expensive side for a machine of this age that probably isn't in daily use. There may be an official one from Cinemmecannica available too.

I've fitted the Audio Cine Laser from Walter Voight in Switzerland with excellent results, and a similar device from Paulo Veronese in Italy, with good results but reliability has been a wee bit of an issue in my experience of them.

Don't even think about a Jaxlight!

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Demetris Thoupis
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Aradippou, Larnaca, Cyprus
Registered: Apr 2001

 - posted 02-17-2004 08:30 AM      Profile for Demetris Thoupis   Email Demetris Thoupis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
So it does work. The reason why I am asking is because my country, Cyprus is FILLED with Victoria 4 projectors almost in every cinema. Does anyone now if a reverse scan Analog/Digital Basement reader is available for this projector and the following:
Cinemeccanica Victoria 5
Cinemeccanica Victoria 8
Cinemeccanica Victoria 9
Cinemeccanica Victoria 10
I know that cinemeccanica producers a reverse scan analog/digital basement reader for Victoria 5 and Victoria 8. Is there any other company that produces the readers requested above?

Thanks in advance

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Richard Fowler
Film God

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From: Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
Registered: Jun 2001

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BACP ( Bay Area Cinema Products ) has a nice unit for Cinemeccanica which includes a spacer for the existing sound drum to protect the LED bracket. I have also used Component Engineering modified for this purpose since they do not directly make a conversion for the machines.

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David Rigby
Expert Film Handler

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From: Chorlton, Manchester, UK
Registered: May 2002

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I LOVE my vic 4 [Smile] I might invest in a reverse scan kit at some point, though I hardly think running cyan tracks is a big issue for me at the moment. How do you go on with spare parts out there Demetris? I'm specifically thinking of the drive gears...the small drive gear on the end of my motor looks a little worse for wear.


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Gordon McLeod
Film God

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From: Toronto Ontario Canada
Registered: Jun 99

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For gears I get a local machine shot to make them
I tested the prototype Kelmar Vic4 reader and was very happy with it

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Samuel Hynds
Film Handler

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From: Riverside, CA, USA
Registered: Aug 2004

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Cinemeccanica does have a Vic 4 Red LED retro kit, with digital basement or not. Not sure about the Vic 10. For other Victoria projectors they use the same kit - with digitial or with-out.

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