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Would I have problems to telecine if some of my 16mm film has some broken perfs?


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#1 Richardson Leao

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 08:12 PM

Hi,

I had some 1R reg 16mm negs with some broken perfs (not many). If I send it to be telecined, would it cause major problems? Cheers
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#2 Sam Wells

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 11:07 AM

With a modern telecine such as the Spirit there would be no transport issues as there is no mechanical registration... but they use the perf edge to electronically register the image -- I don't know if you'd have a problem if the tear is perf edge to film edge. Call the post house. You may have to just try it.

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#3 Allen Achterberg

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 10:30 PM

Was it processed with the Borken Perfs? I'd personally have them repaired to begin with before have them transfered.

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#4 Mike Panczenko

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 11:26 PM

Was it processed with the Borken Perfs? I'd personally have them repaired to begin with before have them transfered.

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I agree- I would be nervous of the damaged perfs breaking in transfer and getting caught in an area where they could scratch some footage.
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Posted 25 November 2006 - 12:08 AM

I would call the post house, tape repairs on the perfs could possibly cause more problems than the broken perfs themselves. Obviously anything in danger of tearing while winding needs to be dealt with, but the telecine (Spirit etc) is quite gentle on film, more so than any printer.

Knowing where the tears are you can go slowly there to see.

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