Re: follow up on sonic splicing of acetate base film.

From: Sam Wells (email suppressed)
Date: Fri May 26 2006 - 11:40:25 PDT

> Mr. Brand,
> This film was shot on 5279 and printed on 5360, both according to
> the Kodak website are acetate based. Perhaps the guys in the
> microfilm lab were mistaken in telling me I was using a sonic
> splicer. This machine leaves a tiny (but very visable) splice with
> narrow ridges running from sprocket to sprocket (yes, the frameline
> lining-up is tricky). When I make the splice, a tiny metal drum
> rolls over the cut. Does this sound like a sonic splicer?

It sounds like a Stanco. (this is a 'cement' splicer with a
cutting wheel that scrapes the emulsion)


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