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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:59 pm 
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Anyone actually play 16mm features with mag tracks? I know several were printed with mag tracks for an alternate language.

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You're right, Dan. I believe there were a few features printed like that.
Otherwise, weren't the majority of the mag tracked 16mm films educationals or industrials promotion films.

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I've engaged on this argument before but post a pic of one single reel of magnetic 16mm film. Magnetic sound 16mm is a dream but if anyone can post a pic of the film I would love to see not only the film but any projector that can show it. I've been doing this for 25 years now and I've never seen a magnetic 16mm print or projector. I have seen a few experiments with 35mm but 16 was always optical. Prove me wrong. 16mm Magnetic sound doesn't exist.


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I've recently acquired a B&H 8302 that can switch between optic and magnetic. I have a couple reels with magnetic from a television station, not features though. Hope to pick up some scopitone shorts.


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There are Eikis which have both Optical and Magnetic capability. They're not all that uncommon. The NT-2; the RT -2. In fact all of the 2 models - the 2 signifies Optical and Mag playback. The NT-3, along with other 3 models, also has Mag recording, though they don't seem to be as readily available as the 2's.

The Eiki EX2000 was a Xenon version with Mag sound option. - again they don't seem to turn up too often these days.

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Most of the educational films here in the US that I have ran across are optical tracks.

I use my Kodak Mag/opt for Scopitone films.

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Again I post the same question. I have been in arguments with people now for 20 years that say that 16mm Mag is mainstream. I want to see one picture of one film or projector in 16mm that can show magnetic film. I have been in this for years and haven't seen one magnetic sound 16mm projector. I have 35mm magnetic sound prints as well as most small formats but nothing in 16mm. Can anyone show it?


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Scopitones are definitely 16mm magnetic. Optical/ magnetic sound 16mm projectors come up on eBay every now and then.


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Erik Schoolcraft wrote:
Again I post the same question. I have been in arguments with people now for 20 years that say that 16mm Mag is mainstream. I want to see one picture of one film or projector in 16mm that can show magnetic film. I have been in this for years and haven't seen one magnetic sound 16mm projector. I have 35mm magnetic sound prints as well as most small formats but nothing in 16mm. Can anyone show it?


Erik,
Did you not see my reply above?

Google Eiki NT2 or Eiki RT2 and you will see a photo of a 16mm projector which shows 16mm Mag. They are quite common.

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I did see your post Mike but I was asking for one single picture of a magnetic sound film or projector. Chris provided one but in my memory, weren't Scopitone films meant for a jukebox type presentation way early in the format? I do know of the Scopitone shorts. I just want to see one home projector that can play 16mm magnetic films. Everyone seems to be talking about them but no one has a visual example.


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