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#1 Darren Williams

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 03:59 PM

Hi all you helpful people,

A while ago I got myself a super 8 camera and some super 8 film and shot a test movie.

I got a super 8 projector a Duo - 100 standard and super 8 projector.

I set the projector to Super 8 rather than 8mm

I set the film on the front and switched onto thread, and guided the film into the slot above the lens - THEN nothing!

I then fiddled about a bit and pushed it in a little more very gently and the film was grabbed by the cogs but it didn't go through the channel but shredded the film.

I eventually managed to get the film into the channel and played the film and it worked well at both speeds and reverse.

HOWEVER, I made sure that the film was cleanly cut at the end and straight BUT I had the same problem. After the initial uptake of the cogs the film seems to be passed into the bowels of the projector but not through to the channel via the lens and out the other side.

What should I do? Do I need to use a leader? OR is the problem actually in the projector?

Many thanks for your help. It may actually stop the projector from falling out of the window or going through the TV screen ....

Darren
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