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16mm Film Cutting by John Burder

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Motorised Editing Machines

 

When you cut your film you will want to be able to run it at the speed at which audiences will see the finished film projected. You could use a projector to check with, but you cannot employ it as a viewer for the cutting process because the machine is not built to stand up to constant stopping and starting. The necessary performance is provided by special machine designed also to serve the various functions required in editing.

Machines for sound and picture

An editing machine must produce a picture which is clear, reasonably steady and large enough to show details like footsteps and lip movements, all of which can be extremely important when cutting sound sequences. It must be able to stop on a particular frame ...

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