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16mm Film Cutting by John Burder

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Joining Film: Temporary Splices

 

The item of cutting room equipment you will use most will be the film joiner or splicer as it is often called. The process of making a join will be discussed later together with cutting techniques for picture (Pages 56 and 64). At this stage we will simply describe the types of film joiner you will find in a cutting room. Film can be joined with tape or with cement. Tape joins are essentially temporary. Cement joins are permanent. Both types are widely used and you must know how to operate joiners of both kinds.

Temporary joins: tape splicers

For cutting copy dry splicers using tape are ideal. The best known and most widely used is made in Italy by the Incollatrici company. It uses ordinary clear tape which ...

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