A Nice Strong Track, Straight From The Off For Once!

#1 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:32 pm

Had the Job of backing up the main track today of my latest film which was a very much appreciated present from my close family members.

It was the Mono feature print of Derann's "Gentleman Prefer Blondes". It came to me initially only having the original Derann recording of the soundtrack on the main stripe only. This film was printed on Kodak LPP Polyester Stock and due to the era it was printed in, it was also on pre striped stock which is always a bonus!

I did today, what I always do with a print I am satisfied with regarding the original sound recording and that was to back up the main mono track onto track 2 by dubbing it using the Goko Editor.

I was pleasantly surprised with this one in that, given the slightly earlier era it was made in by Derann, the main track was originally recorded perfectly, often peaking at 0db, and dare I say even exceeding 0db for the highest peak periods within the soundtrack, often where there are musical passages.

This then produced, in turn, a wonderful recording to the balance track given the quality and levels of the original recording plus the fact that pre striped stock offers the best solution all round for guaranteeing a nice strong balance side without any drift or dropouts.

No distortion throughout though, despite the fact for a few milliseconds, the track exceeds 0db levels as seen here, so well done here Derek!

These are some of the meter readings registered first during recording on the Editor and then during playback using the editor and projector.
Very very pleased with these results straight from the original, here today!

I just wish they had all been issued like this!


"C'Mon Baggy, Get With The Beat"


Andrew Woodcock
Last edited Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:10 pm | Top

RE: A Nice Strong Track, Straight From The Off For Once!

#2 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:09 am

Well done that man, love it when a plan comes together.



Hugh Thompson Scott

RE: A Nice Strong Track, Straight From The Off For Once!

#3 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:28 am

All down to Kodak pre striped stock and no doubt, Derek's keen eye for close quality control on this one here Hugh!
This was definitely from the days when their recording equipment was still working very well indeed.


"C'Mon Baggy, Get With The Beat"


Andrew Woodcock
Last edited Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:28 am | Top

RE: A Nice Strong Track, Straight From The Off For Once!

#4 by Mats Abelli , Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:19 am

What a great present from your loved ones!


 
Mats Abelli
Posts: 918
Points: 3.434
Date registered 08.03.2015
home: Nättraby, Sweden
ThankYou 112


RE: A Nice Strong Track, Straight From The Off For Once!

#5 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:36 am

I did the selecting as soon as I found it it was becoming available, but the family all put in the hat, so to speak , for it.
I tried in the past on a few occasions to win this film, but was outbid each time.
This was in the condition I wanted and makes for a perfect keepsake to mark the occasion rather than spending the money on other less memorable or meaningful individual items.

It's a film I was always seeking and now will treasure, and I was truly thrilled to have finally found one in the condition I was always hoping for.

It's not always possible to find the prints we are seeking in truly remarkable condition so this was just perfect for the occasion when it surfaced!


"C'Mon Baggy, Get With The Beat"


Mats Abelli likes this
Andrew Woodcock
Last edited Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:40 am | Top

RE: A Nice Strong Track, Straight From The Off For Once!

#6 by Dave Alligan , Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:55 am

good on you Andrew

Dave


Dave Alligan  
Dave Alligan
Posts: 186
Points: 292
Date registered 09.23.2015
home: Felixstowe
ThankYou 11


RE: A Nice Strong Track, Straight From The Off For Once!

#7 by Del Phillipson ( deleted ) , Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:30 pm

Must admit, when you first get a feature and the picture looks good it's always a huge pleasure when the sound matches the picture, well done mate


Del Phillipson

RE: A Nice Strong Track, Straight From The Off For Once!

#8 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:37 pm

Thanks Del and Dave here, I'm thrilled to bits with this one. It's spot on for my needs here.
Exactly how I'd only ever hoped to find one one day!

I honestly couldn't be anymore pleased with this film. It's nice when they meet, or better still, exceed expectations.

It more than makes up for the odd disappointment we all come across here from time to time, and completely restores faith and enthusiasm again in this wonderful hobby when we land a great find.


"C'Mon Baggy, Get With The Beat"


Andrew Woodcock
Last edited Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:52 pm | Top

RE: A Nice Strong Track, Straight From The Off For Once!

#9 by Del Phillipson ( deleted ) , Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:51 am

Wenn Sie hier auf Links zu eBay klicken und einen Kauf tätigen, kann dies dazu führen, dass diese Website eine Provision erhält.

Thanks again to Phil at CHC, without the likes of him and Ian at Perries (other distributors are available) we would all end up having to buy from the likes of ebay. I love the conventions too but unfortunately the good stuff is getting very rare and people are loathed to part with any of it, such a shame.


Del Phillipson

RE: A Nice Strong Track, Straight From The Off For Once!

#10 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:29 pm

The good stuff does surface every once in a while, just like what's happened here with Phil recently.

The thing is, there are many more sparse periods now than there ever used to be, then when a large collection appears, it's having the money all at once to buy ALL the titles you've always been waiting all this time for!

In the sparse periods, a good savings jar is probably the answer, until such a collection surfaces once again.


"C'Mon Baggy, Get With The Beat"


Andrew Woodcock
Last edited Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:32 pm | Top

RE: A Nice Strong Track, Straight From The Off For Once!

#11 by Del Phillipson ( deleted ) , Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:34 am

there's no such thing as a savings jar mate, money just gets spent on other things, it's life.


Del Phillipson

RE: A Nice Strong Track, Straight From The Off For Once!

#12 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:44 am

Its the same here if I'm honest Del. It was just a nice idea that would seldom actually be utilized I suppose in reality....Sigh.... Ah well....we can all be grateful for those we have and not worry about those we do not, ultimately.


"C'Mon Baggy, Get With The Beat"


Andrew Woodcock
Last edited Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:43 pm | Top

   

Sidney Powell responds after Trump campaign says she is not part of legal team:
Toy Story -Derann

disconnected Reel-Chat Members online 0
Xobor Create your own Forum with Xobor