The screen also has hundreds of small, evenly spaced holes to allow air to and from the speakers and subwoofer, which often are directly behind it. Rigid wall-mounted screens maintain their geometry perfectly just like the big movie screens, which makes them suitable for applications that demand exact reproduction of image geometry. Such screens are often used in home theatersalong with the pull-down screens. An overhead projector projecting onto a pull-down screen Pull-down screens also known as manual wall screens are often used in spaces where a permanently installed screen would require too much space.
Light source[ edit ] Incandescent lighting and even limelight were the first light sources used in film projection. In the early s up until the late s, carbon arc lamps were the source of light in almost all theaters in the world.
The Xenon arc lamp was introduced in Germany in and in the US in After film platters became commonplace in the s, Xenon lamps became the most common light source, as they could stay lit for extended periods of time, whereas a carbon rod used for a carbon arc could last for an hour at Projecter screen most.
Most lamp houses in a professional theatrical setting produce sufficient heat to burn the film should the film remain stationary for more than a fraction of a second. Because of this,absolute care must be taken in inspecting a film so that it should not break in the gate and be damaged, particularly if it is flammable cellulose nitrate film stock.
Reflector and condenser lens[ edit ] A curved reflector redirects light that would otherwise be wasted toward the condensing lens. A positive curvature lens concentrates the reflected and direct light toward the film gate. Douser[ edit ] Also spelled dowser.
A metal or asbestos blade which cuts off light before it can get to the film. The douser is usually part of the lamphouse, and may be manually or automatically operated.
Some projectors have a second, electrically controlled douser that is used for changeovers sometimes called a "changeover douser" or "changeover shutter".
Some projectors have a third, mechanically controlled douser that automatically closes when the projector slows down called a "fire shutter" or "fire douser"to protect the film if the projector stops while the first douser is still open. Dousers protect the film when the lamp is on but the film is not moving, preventing the film from melting from prolonged exposure to the direct heat of the lamp.
It also prevents the lens from scarring or cracking from excessive heat. Film gate and frame advance[ edit ] If a roll of film were merely passed between the light source and the lens of the projector, all that would be visible on screen would be a continuous blurred series of images sliding from one edge to the other.
In order to see a clear picture, the moving film must be stopped and held still briefly while the shutter opens and closes.
The gate is where the film is held still prior to the opening of the shutter. This is the case for both filming and projecting movies. A single image of the series of images comprising the movie is positioned and held flat within the gate. The gate also provides a slight amount of friction so that the film does not advance or retreat except when driven to advance the film to the next image.
The intermittent mechanism advances the film within the gate to the next frame while the shutter is closed. Registration pins prevent the film from advancing while the shutter is open. In most cases the registration of the frame can be manually adjusted by the projectionist, and more sophisticated projectors can maintain registration automatically.
Shutter[ edit ] It is the gate and shutter that gives the illusion of one full frame being replaced exactly on top of another full frame. The gate holds the film still while the shutter is open. A rotating petal or gated cylindrical shutter interrupts the emitted light during the time the film is advanced to the next frame.
The viewer does not see the transition, thus tricking the brain into believing a moving image is on screen.
See Frame rate and Flicker fusion threshold. Higher rate shutters are less light efficient, requiring more powerful light sources for the same light on screen. Mechanical sequence when image is shown twice and then advanced. Outer sprockets rotate continuously while the frame advance sprockets are controlled by the mechanism shown - a Geneva drive.
Imaging lens and aperture plate[ edit ] Imaging lens Diastar of an Askania 35mm movie projector focal length: Projector lenses differ in aperture and focal length to suit different needs.
Different lenses are used for different aspect ratios. One way that aspect ratios are set is with the appropriate aperture plate, a piece of metal with a precisely cut rectangular hole in the middle of equivalent aspect ratio.A movie projector is an opto-mechanical device for displaying motion picture film by projecting it onto a lausannecongress2018.com of the optical and mechanical elements, except for the illumination and sound devices, are present in movie cameras.
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