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Movie projector[edit]

Worked on this one a while back, and I think it's sorta stabilized over the past few months. I'm not certain if it's FAC material yet, but I definitely want to do any additional work necessary to get it there. Any advice towards that end would be much appreciated. Thanks! --Girolamo Savonarola 01:50, 14 November 2005 (UTC)

A simple improvement in my view is to add more links throughout, per WP:MOS-L of course. DVD+ R/W 11:07, 17 November 2005 (UTC)
Sure, but could you be more specific - internal or external links? Thanks. --Girolamo Savonarola 19:10, 18 November 2005 (UTC)
Internal links, under Film supply and takeup the Two reel system and Single reel system could use the most. It seems to me that a paragraph should have two or three links to other wikipedia articles, at least. Also: for such a visual topic, another two or three images or diagrams would be great, maybe of some technical things which you have written about very well, but also some stills from films or photographs inside theatres would help give more sense of cinema to the article. DVD+ R/W 18:10, 21 November 2005 (UTC)
The article looks pretty decent, but it can still be improved. It could use a longer introduction. The purpose of the second sentence regarding movie cameras is unclear to me; perhaps you could clarify it? The section on the physiology could use some expansion to cover the topic of number of frames per second needed to produce an illusion of continuity. (For example, cats perceive images faster than us, so they don't recognize the continuity of movement on the television screen the way that we do.) Also did you cover the change in projector speed from the silent period? The section on principles of operation could really use a cross-sectional illustration for clarity, showing the light path and the various projector parts. Also somewhere in the article you could do with an image of the actual film, showing the frames, the sprocket holes, and the sound track strip. Overall I believe the digital projector is now coming into vogue, whereas most of the "principles of operation" is concerned with film projectors. That needs to be made clear in the section introduction. Thank you. :) — RJH 16:05, 17 November 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for the comments. I have cleaned up the physiology section a bit and added the projector speed info (a glaring omission, I must say!). I intend to add some more detailed images for cross-sections very soon; I'll probably cannibalize film frame images from those already on the 'pedia. The digital projector question is actually more of a naming problem than any other - there are several articles for various video projectors (see Projector). The problem really is that film projector (quite rightly) disambiguates to distinguish between stills and motion picture film. On the other hand, as you note, not all movie projectors are film projectors. Which is fair enough. I think that the article really should be renamed and just cover the film projectors, as it does at the moment. Cinema projector redirects to movie projector, but has the same issues. So my question to you (and everyone) is what should it be called, then? I'd prefer something without a parenthetical disambiguator, but I suppose it might be needed... In any case, many thanks again for your comments! --Girolamo Savonarola 19:10, 18 November 2005 (UTC)
Why not just keep this as movie projector and start up a separate "Digital movie projector" page? — RJH 15:43, 21 November 2005 (UTC)