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#1 Luigi Castellitto

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 07:59 PM

I know this projector has a feature: it run at 25fps instead of 24fps.
I don't know why they made this choice, but... this 25 fps could affect the viewing of mute films and audio films with magnetic and optical audio? And of amateur movies shot at 24fps?
Is it influential?
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 05:04 AM

Film for PAL TV was invariably shot at 25.

You probably wouldn't notice the difference unless you switched between speeds whilst listening to the same reel- the sound pitch is a bit higher, that's all.


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 07:38 AM

But why Meopta choose that format, even a risk of having a higher audio or other problem? When the standard of all 16mm was 24fps?


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 08:13 AM

It was past of the soviet block at that time, so the reasons could be related to 16mm film production there and the type of films they were screening.


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 11:22 AM

Yes, the projector is Czechoslovakian, but I don't remember a standard other than 24fps for 16mm in the Soviet block. I have to inform!


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 11:52 AM

Look at this.

http://www.meoptahistory.com/?id=315

24/16 is the standard until 1965, everything after that is 25/18.


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#7 Luigi Castellitto

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 01:29 PM

Maybe it was the only projector series with that fps.

But in demonstration videos that are on Youtube I don't see fast images or higher and distorted audio, it seems all right.


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 05:48 PM

You won't notice the difference, 24 fps film is shown all the time at 25fps on TV in Europe, What the actual running speed is can be different to the spec speed, projectors are often out and can be a frame slower in practice.


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Posted 28 October 2017 - 04:08 PM

True, Bryan, telecine scanning film in tv are from 24 to 25 fps.


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