Posted 28 December 2006 - 03:46 PM
It wasn't a frame to frame flicker, the image would go progressivly darker over several frames and then lighten up. It looked like they hooked the projector up to a fire flicker box. The odd thing was it wasn't over the whole frame, just the upper left or the lower right, never both. I started to suspect the shutter was off, but is that right? It drove me nuts for 3 hours, now I am just curious. Sorry if this is the wrong forum for this, but theres no 'projector flicker' forum.
Posted 28 December 2006 - 04:52 PM
It sounds to me like the theatre is still using an arc projector. Arc's will flicker like mad if the projector isn't set up right. Alternately it could be a Xenon lamp projector with either a very old bulb or a flaky power supply. If it's an old bulb I wouldn't want to be in the booth when they finally change it, Xenon bulbs can explode like a hand grenade if mishandled or run too long. The safety gear one is supposed to wear when changing out a Xenon bulb looks like something a bomb squad member would wear.
I saw the good shepard this christmas and was driven mad by a projector problem that made the whole movie flicker. I was very confused as to what could cause this. It was a theater in west texas, small, so the projector is probably out of repair/miss-aligned, but this drove me mad the whole film.
It wasn't a frame to frame flicker, the image would go progressivly darker over several frames and then lighten up.