twist the dial in either direction, the furthur the faster
the film rolls.
on small Pics Below for enlargements
Sears Motorized Dual 8 Film Editor/Viewer & Splicer
information only...not for sale!
Here is an example of a consumer all-in-one editor/viewer/splicer
for 8mm and Super 8 film. The most notable feature being the
motorized reels and their control.
Motorized...Look Ma, no hands!: The labor
saving motors are place within the two black capsules, located
where the cranking handles are on most viewers. The one on
the right (See third picture down from top) has a knob that
can be turned in the direction you want the film to move.
The more you turn it the faster the film moves. This makes
it easy to scout through long reels of film.
Large Screen: This Motorized editor/viewer
has a screen much larger that most...being a full 4 1/2"
tall by 6" wide. If you will note the dimensions below,
this is a fairly good sized machine overall, but the lamp
and optics are strictly for home movie use, lacking the brightness
and clarity of more expensive semi-professional
units and some of those with smaller sized screens. Despite
this fact, this device received a nice product review from
Super 8 expert Lenny Lipton when it was new.
Built-in Splicer: The editor /viewer
also comes with an attached tape type splicer. It folds out
from a storage area underneath the machine, placing it in
a good position for working.
Dual 8mm - Multi modes: The splicer
has a plate within it that flips over for selecting Super
8mm mode or Standard 8mm mode.A labeled
lever or block on the front of the machine pulls out or pushes
in for selecting film mode.
Switches: There are switches for Lamp,
Frame adjustment, focus and marking the location for cutting
the film for editing.
Sears Dual 8 (Super 8 & Standard 8)
Film Editor/Viewer/Splicer Specs, Features, and Approximate
- Sears Dual 8 Motorized Editor Viewer
- Cat Number: 186.9382
- 110 Volts~60 Watts
- Large 4 1/2" x 6" View Screen
- Height: 10 1/2"
- Width with arms folded: 16"
- Width with arms raised: 21 1/2"
- Depth Open including Arms and Knobs: 9"
- Depth Closed including Arms and Knobs: 9"
- Tuck-away compartment for attached foldaway splicer underneath,
(see pictures of bottom side)