June 14th, 2018

Gem Pathescope 9.5mm projector, Unit #1191, Made in England. Recorded on a Marantz PMD661 with a Rode NT4 stereo mike.

The GEM is a variable speed projector, controlled by a rheostat. Speed for this recording was about 9 fps.

Microphone was facing the gate of the projector, 10 cm away. Audio begins with power being turned on, ends with power being turned off. The end of the film leaves the take-off reel at 7.10, exits the gate at 7.22, and becomes free of the last roller at 7.30, when the motor speeds up. The speed and audio-level variations during recording occurred naturally.


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    guyburns 1 year, 11 months ago

    Glad it could be of some use. After I'd spent quite some time late at night filming the projector for use in an AV, I spent an hour or so in the wee hours recording a number of audio takes, only to find that, to my ears, it didn't seem to fit my project. So, in the end, I used someone else's projector sound!

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    camel7695 1 year, 11 months ago

    Wonderful! loads I can do with this!

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