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Tim Murray
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From: Croydon, England
Registered: Nov 2014


 - posted May 23, 2016 10:38 AM      Profile for Tim Murray   Email Tim Murray   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi. I have some std 8mm film that has damaged sprockets. They are intermittent throughout the film, which projects but the framing jumps badly. I have been told that I could use a CIR tape joiner to repair the film with tape. Does anyone have experience of using a CIR tape joiner? Also is anyone able to carry out the work, or let me use their CIR under supervision. Any other suggestions for repairing film gratefully received.
Many thanks Tim

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Maurice Leakey
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From: Bristol. United Kingdom
Registered: Oct 2007


 - posted May 23, 2016 11:21 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I would say that most members use a C.I.R. tape splicer on one gauge or another.
C.I.R. standard 8 tape splicers are very rare, although at the moment, Independent 8 is advertising one like new @ £90.

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Maurice

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Chris Bird
Expert Film Handler

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From: Kingston upon Thames, UK
Registered: Jul 2013


 - posted May 23, 2016 03:02 PM      Profile for Chris Bird   Email Chris Bird   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Maurice, the alternative is to use a 16mm splicer - I do this for Standard 8. You just fold the 16mm tape around, then after punching the holes, slip the film along one frame and punch again. Hey presto!

I only mention this as 16mm CIR splicers are much more common.

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted May 24, 2016 06:17 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
An excellent idea from Chris. In my days of filming standard 8 I always used my Premier 16mm splicer for making cement joins on standard 8, the film fits perfectly. Tim appears not to have a splicer, or even access to one.

eBay is a minefield for potential purchasers of CIR tape splicers. The prices being quoted for the many old cinema 35mm splicers on sale are way over the top, particularly as there are probably very few potential purchasers interested.

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Maurice

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Jim Schrader
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From: Savage, MN, USA
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 - posted May 24, 2016 08:16 AM      Profile for Jim Schrader   Author's Homepage   Email Jim Schrader   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The kodak splicers share the same devices for 8mm and 16mm if you can find some 8mm presstapes you should be in business.

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jim schrader
"Let's see “do I have that title already?"

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Ken Finch
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From: Herne Bay, Kent. U.K.
Registered: Oct 2011


 - posted May 24, 2016 01:36 PM      Profile for Ken Finch   Email Ken Finch   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Tim, There are other Std 8 splicers around besides the CIR. Hama made one for example and the and there were other makes, e.g. "presstapes" which used pre punched tapes. Suggest you contact Phil Sheard or other dealers. Ken Finch.

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