Scanning with tape splices?
Posted 20 December 2008 - 02:01 PM
Posted 21 December 2008 - 08:14 AM
In the telecine the tape splices may slightly stick to the other side and cause jumps in the picture, even after only one cleaning pass. They may also deposit glue and dirt on the image area, this will take additional time to remove or may be impossible to remove.
In short: this is not where you want to save (very little) money..
Posted 21 December 2008 - 01:53 PM
Practice, practice, practice before you do your rolls. Glue splicing is an art and takes a kind of zen state of mind.
Use fresh glue (actually, it is not really a glue, it is a cement).
Ask your lab about splice type, direction and side. There are left hand splicers and right hand splicers. There are lap splicers and bevel splicers.
Use a good splicer. You're better off renting a well calibrated, motorized, heated splicer than some ragged-ass POS that's kicking around the school.