Optasound motorized editing table
From the Optasound brochure:
OPTASOUND MOTORIZED EDITING TABLE
A PRECISION INSTRUMENT FOR EDITING SUPER 8mm SOUND AND FILM
The OPTASOUND MOTORIZED EDITING TABLE is shipped completely assembled and ready for use. It is available in 2 gang (4 plate) and 4 gang (8 plate) configuration. The table is completely motorized-drives and take-ups-with both fixed and variable speed operation. Hand cranking is completely eliminated. Second viewer option for A & B rolling film. The sync bloc, sliding sound head assembly, rewind arms, and viewer are all made of heavy gauge anodized aluminum or non-magnetic stainless steel.
MOTORIZED SPROCKET DRIVE
0-80 FPS FORWARD 0-80 FPS REVERSE Pre-set Sound Speeds—18 and 24 fps Electronic Single Framing
Balanced Torque Design-Constant Tension High Speed Search High Speed Forward & Reverse—800' in 30 seconds Motor Assisted Hand-Inching—Single Handed "rock & roll"
INDEPENDENT OPERATION OF EACH REWIND PAIR
Film-Stopped Sound track 1 - Fast Forward at 1440 FPS Sound track 2 - Forward at 24 FPS Sound track 3 - Fast Rewind at 1440 FPS
SIMPLE FAST LACING DESIGN
Speed & Simplicity of Operation
EXPOSED SOUND HEADS
Mark Fullcoat (MAG) Simply and Directly on top of the Head (on base non-magnetic side)
MOVABLE SOUND HEADS
36 Frame Slot enables sound heads to slide for easy sync adjustment.
AMPLIFIERS, SPEAKER & 4 TRACK PLAYBACK MIXING SYSTEM BUILT IN
VARIABLE PLAYBACK LEVEL ON EACH SOUND TRACK
EARPHONE OR EXTERNAL SPEAKER CAPABILITY
Quartz Halogen Lamp—Raisable light housing for access to the frame in the gate Ground Glass Screen3" x41/2" Editorial Wind Work Light illuminates gate area when marking
FILM & TAPE SAFETY FEATURES TO AVOID DAMAGE TO FILM OR TAPE
a) Safety Sprockets: Each sprocket tooth is peened and hardened—no sharp edges
b) Sprocket Cheeks: Shouldered to eliminate contact with film emulsion or tape oxide
c) Safety Rollers: Shouldered to eliminate contact with film emulsion or tape oxide.
d) Reverse Cut Retainers: Locks film and tape on sprocket without pressure on emulsion or oxide.
e) Editorial Wind: Mark film and tape on base (not the oxide or emulsion side as with non-professional viewers)
RETAINER BRACKETS ON EACH TRACK
No sync loss while cutting and splicing
TABLE DESIGNED FOR WORKING COMFORT AND EFFICIENCY
Covered with Eye-ease Formica
OPTASOUND SYSTEMS DIVISION OF GREEN SOUND CORP. 25 EAST 26TH STREET, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10010 TEL. 212-689-4082 DESIGNERS & MANUFACTURERS OF PROFESSIONAL SOUND FILM EQUIPMENT SYSTEMS ®Green Sound Corporation, February, 1978.
Please note: Actual production models differed from pictures in one way: control knobs were a different shape and mounted a separate baseplate.