Re: Maier Hancock Hot Splicer

From: Captain P.J. (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Feb 16 2006 - 13:30:25 PST

('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is) > >This is what I have always done.  In fact, to make sure that NO
> >splices show, I do zero cutting.
> >  for a visual.
>Courtney, does Metropolis have a contact printer with fast electronically controlled shutter ?
>Otherwise you get the ~ 1/3 frame dissolve on a contact print, no ?
>Have you - or anyone used a Hammann instead of a Maier Hancock ?

I think so.  Jack (the owner- email suppressed ) printed most of my 16mm films on his contact printers.  I never noticed any dissolves (unless a machine was acting up), so I'm guessing they're fast enough.  I definitely would have noticed.  Jack would know for sure, though.  I rarely worked on the contact printers.  On the optical printers, however, most of the jobs I did were zero cut.  The printer ran slowly enough and the shutter fast enough that the transitions were really nice. 

Never used a Hammann, but I've heard good things.


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