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#1 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 04:23 AM

I want to start trying to gather up the equipment it will take to do an optical sound transfer for single-stripe audio track sense there are no facilities in this area that does this kind of work and transfers would require everything be shipped out of town. I know nothing about this process and wanted to know what is required to do it and who sells this type of equipment also if it ever comes up for sale used. So if anyone can educate me I would appreciate it. Thanks B)
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Posted 11 June 2006 - 10:07 PM

I was able to get a reply to this question over at Recording.org from Thomas Bethel. For those of you also interested in this information I copied his reply and will share it with you:

"What you are looking for is an Optical Film Recorder. You did not say whether you were using 16 mm or 35 mm/

From the web...

Optical Track - An intermediate step from going from your mix master to your final print is to have an optical track struck. An optical track is photographed onto a blank piece of special high contract stock by the facility where the mix is done, or by the lab. The optical track is a separate roll of film from the original negative and is combined with picture when a print is struck. (The track itself still remains a separate element from the A&B Rolls, it is printed in a separate pass through the contract printer.)


Please read these...

http://entertainment...question413.htm

http://www.amazon.co...glance&n=283155

http://history.acusd.edu/gen/recording/mot....html''

http://www.lafolia.c...200112ugly.html

http://homepage.news...glossary.html#o

http://www.broadcast...eOpticalRec.pdf

http://www.aes.org/a...gg-history2.pdf

http://www.redballoo...rwood/faq2.html

Sellers of Motion Picture equipment include

http://www.visualproducts.com/

http://productionhub...id=4&cat_id=647

http://www.equipmentemporium.com/

http://www.lacitycol...ema/hotlink.htm



The companies that comes to mind for optical recorders are WESTREX and RCA. Both of which are no longer in the film business. Mauer also comes to mind but has not been used for the last 40 years.

If you take the time to read the articles I have given you above you will know everything you need to know about optical film recording. A wonderful book on the subject is the Audio Cyclopedia by Howard W. Tremaine or Glen Ballou.

Hope this helps"
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