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    Member Country: New Zealand Ned Sparks's Avatar
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    Does anyone know when a silent camera was invented to allow for camera movement in very early talkies?

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    I believe that electric cameras came into use in the twenties.When sound came in the camera had to be blimped to silence the noise.The static quality of early talkies has to do with problems of recording sound rather than cinematography.What this meant was that often 3 cameras would be used to record a scene ,all house in their own soundtight booth.Since there was no sound editing films had to be recorded as whole reels.

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    Administrator Country: Wales Steve Crook's Avatar
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    Whatever noise the camera did make was often obscured by the noise the projector made
    People get used to things

    Steve

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    Senior Member Country: England darrenburnfan's Avatar
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    Yes, working for many years in a noisy projection room is most likely responsible for my suffering from tinnitus, a condition for which there is no cure.

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    Administrator Country: Wales Steve Crook's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by darrenburnfan View Post
    Yes, working for many years in a noisy projection room is most likely responsible for my suffering from tinnitus, a condition for which there is no cure.
    Beg pardon, what did you say? Can you speak up a bit?

    Steve

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    Senior Member Country: England darrenburnfan's Avatar
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    Well, I can still hear, Steve, but there's an ever constant high pitched whistle in my ears, like the whistle you used to get from the electron gun at the back of a cathode ray tube on an old 405 line television set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Sparks View Post
    Does anyone know when a silent camera was invented to allow for camera movement in very early talkies?
    try this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand-held_camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrenburnfan View Post
    Well, I can still hear, Steve, but there's an ever constant high pitched whistle in my ears, like the whistle you used to get from the electron gun at the back of a cathode ray tube on an old 405 line television set.
    I've had the same problem for years. Many people do.

    Steve

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    Member Country: New Zealand Ned Sparks's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by agutterfan View Post
    Especial thank you to AGUTTERFAN who answered the question & did not go off topic with some predictable "humour".

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