Doing my usual e bay trawl this morning, look at this for a description.
Even the owners of these films are admitting to this recently discussed phonomon now!
Such a darned shame all round that many are permanently ruined by this!
"Beautiful Super 8 tinted print of D W Griffith's 1915 film THE BIRTH OF A NATION. This was issued in the 1970s by Thunderbird films, from the 1921 nitrate print. It is very nice picture quality, with excellent tinting, and an orchestral score on the magnetic soundtrack (this appears to be a generic score, not the Breil score).
There is an occasional Elmo scratch that comes and goes, but is usually light (this is visible on one of the last photos, on the right hand side of the frame). This must have been inflicted by the previous owner - I've only ever run this print on my Eumig!
Mounted on 6 x 400 and 1 x 200'.
No reserve. Check out my feedback. Happy bidding!"
Why do owners repeatedly leave it too late to redress these issues on these machines????
Another ad I checked out claims that having purchased a series of Super 8mm films off e bay in August and September of last year, they are now being sold on again as one of his Super 8mm projectors got knocked over by one of his kids, and the other , he cannot get the sound to play properly!
Super 8mm is not for me, was the sellers conclusion.
Yet another who dipped their toe in and out of the hobby very swiftly again, it would appear, sadly!