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#1 Jim Feldspar

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 08:12 PM

I have a bunch of Super 8 footage on different reels. I need some but not all of it transferred
to video for editing but it's a lot cheaper to have transferred only what I need, of course, and
cheaper still if it's on one reel.

What should I use for splices, splicing blocks, etc? Haven't done it much and don't know
the right/good brands. Thanks.
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 08:37 PM

Tape splices generally come in two types for Super-8 as I recall from a long time ago -- the big Kodak presstapes and the smaller Hervic presstapes.

Read this discussion:
http://www.hi-beam.n.../fw25/0124.html

The Kodak ones cover more frames and thus "jump" more in the projector so I always used the Hervic tape, but if you have a lot of frame handles around the footage, it doesn't matter and maybe the Kodak ones are stronger. But then, I never had a Hervic tape splice come apart.

There are also cement splices, but you have to do them well.

Some sites to look around:

http://www.spectrafi...m/Products.html
http://lavender.fort...m/lavender/569/
http://www.thevideoj...m/s8/s8edit.htm
http://www.hostboard...mp;idhbx=ei0377
http://www.kodak.com...p....14.8&lc=en
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Posted 21 January 2007 - 09:24 PM

Tape splices generally come in two types for Super-8 as I recall from a long time ago -- the big Kodak presstapes and the smaller Hervic presstapes.

Read this discussion:
http://www.hi-beam.n.../fw25/0124.html

The Kodak ones cover more frames and thus "jump" more in the projector so I always used the Hervic tape, but if you have a lot of frame handles around the footage, it doesn't matter and maybe the Kodak ones are stronger. But then, I never had a Hervic tape splice come apart.

There are also cement splices, but you have to do them well.

Some sites to look around:

http://www.spectrafi...m/Products.html
http://lavender.fort...m/lavender/569/
http://www.thevideoj...m/s8/s8edit.htm
http://www.hostboard...mp;idhbx=ei0377
http://www.kodak.com...p....14.8&lc=en


That's fantastic. Thank you.I just talked to a friend who uses this particular transfer place. I may
have to go with the cement splices for them.
It's a two person shop and evidently that's what they prefer but I'm going to check out the
Kodak and Hervic tape splices for my own quick editing of multiple reels.

Also, thank you immensely for not only all the info. here but also for your examples of reverse
masters in the master shot thread. I quoted and replied to that but somehow mangled it pretty
good while attempting to reply point by point (which I have done before successfully.)

I had trouble really visualizing that whole reverse master idea until I saw the shots you posted.

Edited by Jim Feldspar, 21 January 2007 - 09:27 PM.

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