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8mm Movie Projector


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Marketed April 1972
Original Price 95,000 yen (w/17-28mm f/1.0)

With the onset of the Super 8/Single 8 era, Canon shifted its emphasis to more affordable projectors. On the contrary, more and more advanced amateurs were calling for high-end projectors. For this reason, Canon developed the CINE PROJECTOR T-1, a high-end model with sprocket drive. It was the Super 8 version of the AUTO PROJECTOR 8Z, Canon’s high-end Regular 8 projector.

Lip-sync projection, a major requirement of advanced amateurs, was achieved by electronic motor control using signals from a tape recorder. The light source was a high-efficiency tungsten-halogen lamp. Combined with the newly developed PS 17-28mm f/1.0 zoom lens, the lamp delivered highly improved large-size projection. This model was very well accepted as the top-end projector.

Acceptable Film Regular 8 type 8mm film
Super 8 type 8mm film
Single 8 type 8mm film
Aperture Size 3.3 x 4.4 mm, 4 x 5.4 mm
Film Type Switching Switching by a lever
Projection Lens PS 17-28mm f/1.0, Spectra coating
Projection Lamp 21 V 150 W tungsten-halogen lamp
(Switchable brightness of high and low)
Pilot Lamp Available
Film Loading Film tip insertion type automatic loading
Standard Projection Speed 18 fps
Projection Speed Adjustable Range Approx. 15 – 25 fps
Still Projection Possible
Slow Motion Projection Possible. 1/3 or 1/6 times speed
Reverse Projection Possible
Take-up Reel Capacity Approx. 120 m (400 ft). Automatic take-up reel.
Rewinding Manual start
Rewinding Time Approx. 90 sec.
Others Pulse sound sync with a tape recorder is possible with a tape recorder. Projection with absolute FTS sync recording and playback is possible using FTS head. Built-in film cutter.
Power Source AC 100 V (90V/110V Switchable) 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption 210 W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 173 × 200 × 315 mm
Weight 8100 g