I have a Schmid 16mm editing machine and I'm not familiar with it. No instructions and I can't seem to find anything online. It runs forwards but doesn't go backwards, unless there's something I'm missing... And there is no direct drive to the sprockets (surely this is wrong ?), so there's a strain apparently at the takeup hub, causing the spindle to slip and not turn. But maybe I'm not doing things correctly. Any help much appreciated !
This machine was formerly used by Raj Kothari who sadly died early last year. He was an assistant editor on Gandhi, and his father was instrumental in encouraging Attenborough to make that movie.