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16mm Film Cutting by John Burder

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Picture Faults

 

If shots on the answer print are too dark or too light either the grader has picked the wrong light for the shot or the printing machine has missed its cue at the start of the shot. Again, the remedy lies with the laboratory. Ask the laboratory to check, and give them exact details of the scenes you are not happy with. If the whole print is too light or too dark the trouble may be due to faulty processing. Again, the faults are not cutting faults.

Prints from out of sync A & B rolls

If the answer print contains black frames the fault may well be in the cutting room. The A and B rolls of the camera original may be out of sync. Clear, flash frames can also be caused by the same fault. The remedy is to wind through A and B rolls ...

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