sountrack area on 16 and 35
Posted 17 July 2007 - 11:19 PM
Now I understand the sound is captured on a dat/board but isn't the soundtrack area used on some shoots to record the sound directly, or would that only apply to low, low budget stuff?
Posted 18 July 2007 - 09:02 AM
Some old 16mm newsreel cameras (like Auricons, some CP16's, etc.) used to record audio onto the soundtrack area, that's about it. And of course, Super-8 sound cameras did that. But it was a pain to deal with in film editing since your picture and sound are not at the same place on the roll, but offset by a number of frames (i.e. the sound recording head was not in the same place as the film gate).
Posted 18 July 2007 - 03:26 PM
Some old 16mm newsreel cameras (like Auricons, some CP16's, etc.) used to record audio onto the soundtrack area, that's about it.
There were 35mm newsreel cameras that had single system optical sound. They were used from the late 20s into the 50s, when portable magnetic recorders appeared.
the Wall was the most common, used by fox Movietone & others. also the Audio Akeley & devry sound.
The Devry sound:
The taller cameras are Audio Akeleys: