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Spacing between rewinds on a rewind bench?


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#1 Jon Taala

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 02:39 PM

This may be a dumb question, but I'm new to editing physically on film so....

 

What is the standard length of space between film rewinds? I just bought a pair of moviola rewinds and I want to mount them, but I can't for the life of me find any information online on how far they should be spaced. I read from a source on ebay that the standard spacing is 33 inches apart but I don't know how credible that source was.

 

If anyone knows the standard spacing between rewinds, your help would be very much appreciated.  Thanks!


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#2 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 02:45 PM

I had a rewind bench in my basement before it got wiped out by Hurricane Sandy.  I forget the exact amount of space between them, but it was definitely less than 33".  I'd say maybe 26".  And I still had plenty of room to put the 4-gang synchronizer in-between them.


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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 03:11 PM

Seems like it would be for whatever is comfortable for both arms to reach the reels...


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 03:37 PM

Yup.  Pretty much whatever works.  I'd take a look at some tables (in-person) to get a sense of what you may want.  After all, the amount of space between the rewinds will be governed by the size of the table.


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#5 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 05:46 PM

The distance may depend on what your using them for. For example, you may want to have a synchronizer/viewer and a couple of bins in between, although David's limitation does tie in with any of the benches I've seen in cutting rooms.


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#6 Simon Wyss

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 11:03 PM

30 inches


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