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16mm Film Cutting by John Burder

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Upright and Table Editing Machines

 

Editing machines meeting these requirements can be divided into two main groups – upright machines like the Moviola, and table machines like the Steenbeck.

Upright machines: Moviola

The Hollywood Moviola is perhaps the oldest established editing machine. The word Moviola is a trade name, the name of an American editing machine. It is so widely used in the U.S.A. however, that it is now almost the generic term for any kind of motorised editing machine. The standard Moviola is in international use. There are several different models but for 16mm work one combining 16mm picture and 16mm sound is probably most suitable. The picture on a Moviola is driven by an intermittent sprocket with loops above and below ...

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