A trivial projector performance gain. Wonder if Chip Foose would do this?..

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A trivial projector performance gain. Wonder if Chip Foose would do this?..

Post by slashmaster » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:50 am

This is a trivial performance gain that can help some projectors. A lot of projectors have their own body in the way so stray light from the lens clips it and maybe even reflects onto the screen. Most Elmo 16-cl's have a white diecast frame with black plastic on both sides. The stray lens light was reflecting brightly off the white so I spray painted it flat black to help keep the room darker. Tried to do it in a manner Chip Foose might so it looks like it could have come that way from the factory. Still waiting for the paint to dry before I pull the masking tape off. What do you think? https://www.facebook.com/pg/ShildFilm/p ... 9589359070

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Re: A trivial projector performance gain. Wonder if Chip Foose would do this?..

Post by doug » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:06 am

Good idea ! It makes sense that the image would improve also maybe in clarity. Just like camera lenses use hoods.
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Re: A trivial projector performance gain. Wonder if Chip Foose would do this?..

Post by slashmaster » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:05 am

doug wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:06 am
Good idea ! It makes sense that the image would improve also maybe in clarity. Just like camera lenses use hoods.
Thanks Doug, Yes that does help slightly. Especially in a small brightly painted room which certainly hurts real world performance because just a little light pollution really lights it up! Here is my result.

https://www.facebook.com/ShildFilm/phot ... =3&theater

Didn't take a pic, but when I'm using the smaller 800 foot takeup I can hang a magazine with a dark cover over the handle to stop the light from going on the white ceiling as shown here.

https://www.facebook.com/ShildFilm/phot ... =3&theater

It makes a major difference! When I do this I start to notice things in my films that I never noticed before! Just make sure there is enough room around it for the air to escape!

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