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Bruce Wright
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From: Denham Springs, La.
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 - posted December 16, 2011 03:07 PM      Profile for Bruce Wright   Author's Homepage   Email Bruce Wright   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Suggestions please for "tape" film splicer 8mm and s8mm. Also where can I get splice tapes? Thanks.

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Pasquale DAlessio
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 - posted December 16, 2011 04:13 PM      Profile for Pasquale DAlessio   Email Pasquale DAlessio   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I use a Kodak Presstape splicer. You can find one on Ebay along with the tapes.

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Dino Everette
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 - posted December 17, 2011 01:33 AM      Profile for Dino Everette   Email Dino Everette   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I use CIR type splicers exclusively. These are heavy duty professional type splicers and can be a bit pricey, but depending on the type of films you will be dealing with (I'm often faced with very old, and very damaged prints of silent films) you need to plan accordingly. If you will be collecting mostly Blackhawk and Derann type titles the press tapes are perfectly fine...

If going the CIR splicer route - a 16mm one can double as an 8mm as the pitch between perfs are the same, but you would need a separate one for Super 8..

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Joe Taffis
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I use the cheaper(?)plastic version CIRO/GUILLOTINE type super 8 splicer. The tape is on a roll, and applied in a wrap around fashion, leaving the main magnetic sound stripe uncovered so there's no sound drop out. Also, unlike the KODAK and QUIK SPLICE presstapes, they only cover two frames of film per splice.

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Bruce Wright
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 - posted December 17, 2011 12:17 PM      Profile for Bruce Wright   Author's Homepage   Email Bruce Wright   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks for the splicer suggestions. Maybe I can get one tape an one cement. Now it's off to eBay! Bruce

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Flavio Stabile
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From: Roma, Italia
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 - posted December 17, 2011 02:48 PM      Profile for Flavio Stabile   Email Flavio Stabile   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Bruce

I perfectly agree with Joe and i suggest to find a tape splicer like the followings

http://www.ebay.it/itm/300634363037

http://www.ebay.it/itm/120828144482

I'm not the seller in none of them and it seems they sells only in Italy, but you can ask...

Good luck!

Flavio

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Dino Everette
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Bruce I would stay away from cement unless you are making your own films since they require you to cut out frames with every splice. This is fine when making a film, or editing a negative, but when it is a final print, especially a sound print the tape splicers (and press tape) allow you to make joins affectionately called butt splices where you could take a torn section an fit it back together with the tape and not lose anything...

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David Kilderry
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CIR is best, they are becoming more affordable too. I have them for Super 8, 16mm, 35mm and soon 70mm!

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Bruce Wright
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 - posted December 29, 2011 04:38 PM      Profile for Bruce Wright   Author's Homepage   Email Bruce Wright   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi all: I now have a new in-the-box Kodak presstape universal splicer,one AGFA N8 (little or no use) and two Franklins. I'll keep the first two. Missed out on a Guillotine so will get one later. Right now I'm off to practice splicing. And oh yes I have a "talkie" film on the way. Hope this elmo speaks !!
Thanks to all for the help.
Bruce

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Roger Shunk
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From: Phoenix, AZ
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 - posted December 30, 2011 06:41 PM      Profile for Roger Shunk   Author's Homepage   Email Roger Shunk   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Greetings from Arizona,

A friend of mine loaned me his Hahnel Kollmatic Dual Butt Splicer and it's one of the best splicers I have ever used before. I never knew it existed? It's German made and has a diamond tip cutting wheel that spins when you depress the button. It's battery driven and it makes the best splices! You can hardly notice when the splice runs through the projector. If does require the use of cement and not tape.

Roger [Smile]

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