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16mm Film Cutting by John Burder

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Copying the Original

 

In making a cutting copy the laboratory will use a motion picture printer. It is rather like a camera. It takes two reels of film – the processed camera original on one side and on the other a reel of new unexposed stock. The two reels pass through the machine together at speed. At one point, light is allowed to pass through the original film on to the reel of new stock. The original is thus re-exposed (printed) on the new stock. When the film has run right through, the original can be rewound and returned to its can and the new copy can itself be processed.

Grading

When making rush prints, laboratories tend to use the minimum number of exposure adjustments and colour corrections. Now when show prints of the final edited ...

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