Magazine article American Cinematographer

New Concept in Post-Production Recording from Magnasync/moviola

Magazine article American Cinematographer

New Concept in Post-Production Recording from Magnasync/moviola

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First showing of the new generation of a studio recording, dubbing and projection system that utilizes a flatbed/mixer combination interlocked to recording/dubbing equipment

Photokina 1976 marked the first international showing of Magnasync/Moviola's new generation of a studio recording, dubbing and projection system utilizing an especially modified M85-AH Flatbed with a builtin AMI-48 Stellavox Mixer.

While the concept of using a flatbed/mixer combination interlocked to recording/dubbing equipment was first illustrated by Magnasync/Moviola at the 1973 SMPTE Show, this new equipment incorporates technological advances designed to minimize effort, save time, reduce operating space and maximize the artistic abilities of the operator. For the first time one man can transfer sound, edit sound and picture, and mix down any number of tracks with the proper combination of elements. The system herein illustrated consists of a 16mm, EBU Two-Track, Master Pick-up Recorder/Reproducer, a 16mm, EBU Two-Track, Double Reproducer and the abovementioned Flatbed.

The Stellavox Mixer was chosen for this installation for its professional mixing features packaged in an ultracompact format, although other mixers can be used, either in the Flatbed or placed alongside it. To minimize effort, all the transports' motion, whether crystal sound speed forward or reverse, are conveniently located at the Flatbed within easy reach of the operator's right hand. A variable speed knob, likewise located, is used for rock and roll motion, varying speed from less than a frame per second to ten times sound speed (240 FPS) in either direction. To the left of the operator, in a recessed panel, pushbuttons remotely control the record, playback, sync playback functions of ltie recorder's amplifiers. The mixer, elec-:; tronic footage counter and viewing screen are all located within the operator's main field of vision - all in all, facilitating a pleasant, time-saving working environment. …

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