Film-Tech Cinema Systems

Irvine, California

The FP-38D 16mm side. The picture this puts out is bright and steady, but the sound has a major issue ... the whine from the inverter driven motor gets into the sound. After a lot of digging I found it to be a mechanical vibration of the exciter filament (microphonics for you old-school guys) and part of the problem is the solid motor mounts. Even Kinton hasnít been able to come up with a solution. I run all 16mm films on large reels as it is easier to build them up during inspection than run changeovers IMHO.

August 2010 photo from the Tony Bandiera Jr collection.

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