From: Bill Brand (email suppressed)
Date: Fri May 26 2006 - 10:01:33 PDT
No. This is not correct. You cannot splice acetate film with an
ultrasonic splicer. An Ultrasonic splicer works by melting the
polyester base (right through the emulsion - no scraping necessary!)
but it simply does not work with acetate. For polyester film, its a
nice devise and makes archival strength splices but they are more
visible than one made by a conventional cement splicer. You cannot
use an ultrasonic splicer for A&B roll editing. The splice overlaps
two frames and does not line up with the frameline.
>I think it should be fine. It's more the other way
>round that polyester based film can't be spliced by
>conventional means and needs an ultrasonic splicer.
>--- Adrian Tagmenveca <email suppressed> wrote:
>> If anyone cares to know, I tried the sonic splicer
>> out on some acetate based film and it worked like a
>> charm. Perhaps there are consequences I'm not aware
>> of (archival, probably) - but it seems like it works
>> just fine.
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