Circa: Unknown Condition: Used Manufacturer: Vivitar
What a great and compact Dual 8 projector this item is. It will show either the Super 8mm movies or the older Regular 8mm movie films. It is easy to use once you figure it out, totally self threading and even has a SLOW/FAST SPEED knob which comes in handy for converting movies to DVD.
It has the feature of reversing the film if you want to back up and review, you can also run the projector with or without the light on if you have that need.
The spindle shaft (reel shaft) size requirements are different between Super 8mm and Regular 8mm so there is an insert on the film reel shaft that adapts from one size to the other. You simply remove the insert for 8mm and put it back on for Super 8mm film. In addition, to change from one size film to the other, just unscrew the drive sprockets and turn them around and tighten them back up again. Switching from Regular 8mm to Super 8 film is a manual operation, but most people only have one size of film so this machine would work great in that scenario. This machine is at a bargain price because of this manual switch method from Reg 8mm to Super 8.
This particular projector is very clean and doesn't appear to have been used much at all. It is compact and won't take much storage room. It will also take the 7 inch large reels (400 ft) in addition to the 5 inch and 3 inch reels.
Here is a machine that does it all and produces a bright and colorful image of the precious family films. There is no instruction manual with the machine, but I feel confident you can work with it a while and operate it just fine.
It measures 11 inches tall by 12 inches wide and 6 inches deep.