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Joe Taffis
Phenomenal Film Handler

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 - posted July 14, 2003 09:39 PM      Profile for Joe Taffis   Email Joe Taffis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have been using the plastic versions of both of these identical twin tape splicers since the late 1970's. Although the perforated sprocket holes don't always stick to the underlying tape like they're supposed to(a magnifying glass and pair of fine tweezers should be included with each splicer!); i'm very pleased with how well the splices have held up over all these years. I thought about cement splices many times, but worried about accidentally covering the main sound stripe which is not an option when you're making a film which(through editing) has many, many splices. It's a shame there was no "forum" back then to get advice from....although I always had many friends to help on a film project; I was pretty much alone on the technical(filming & editing) end. Anyone have similar experiences?, or comments on cement vs. tape?

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Brad Miller
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From: Dallas, TX, USA
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted July 15, 2003 02:14 PM      Profile for Brad Miller   Author's Homepage   Email Brad Miller       Edit/Delete Post 
My splicer of preference is the Wurker from Germany. I heard Neumade makes an 8mm version of their professional 35mm splicer, so I would be very interested in trying that out too.

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Joe Taffis
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 - posted July 15, 2003 05:45 PM      Profile for Joe Taffis   Email Joe Taffis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
thanks for the reply Brad, just trying to get something going here, thought splicing might be a good common ground topic. I've never tried a Wurker, are they available now? I wouldn't mind investing in a good piece of equipment to add to my collection. The Neumade model sounds interesting too.

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Brad Miller
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 - posted July 16, 2003 04:50 AM      Profile for Brad Miller   Author's Homepage   Email Brad Miller       Edit/Delete Post 
Not sure of current availability. I bought mine about 12 years ago. You might want to contact Steve Osborne at the Reel Image. He has a pretty extensive catalog last time I saw one. (937) 296-9036

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Paul Suchy
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 - posted July 19, 2003 05:22 PM      Profile for Paul Suchy   Author's Homepage   Email Paul Suchy   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I've always been very happy with the CIRO splicer; the splices are strong and relatively unobtrusive during projection. Of course, I don't really edit much (aside from the occasional home movie or to join feature parts together), so I can understand if the process becomes tedious to someone who does alot of editing. My 25 year old Ciro splices are holding up just fine and I'm glad I bought the thing when I did; they go for alot of money on ebay these days.

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