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16mm Film Cutting by John Burder

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Prints Out of Sync

 

When you check the answer print make sure that you are checking it under the best possible conditions. Remember that you are checking sound as well as picture. When you run the film, look and listen for possible faults.

Sound out of sync

The sound may be out of sync with the picture. If it is, right from the start of the roll, the fault may be yours or that of the processing laboratories. Perhaps you made a mistake when you put the sound negative in printing synchronism with the camera original. Did you clearly mark the start of the film as being “in 16mm printing sync”. If you did not, the laboratory may have assumed that sound and picture were in level synchronism and they may have advanced the sound a further 26 frames. ...

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