posted January 08, 2010 07:15 PM
Hello all. i am new to this forum and would like some opinions on splicers. I am working on an experimental 8mm film and need to start cutting and splicing.. i have a few cheap butt splicers and i also have a decent Revere curv-a-matic cement splicer(the one that overlaps the film slightly for you when you bring the arm down).. this is the splicer i was planning on using, however i have read that tape is superior to cement. i dont feel comfortable using the cheap butt splicers because they seem cheap and the tape not strong (may be wrong), But i have heard many good things about the Ciro Guillotine style splicer. i know they are harder to find and are a little more pricey, but are they worth it? also i hear the 16mm version is easier to find and CAN be used for 8mm by folding the excess tape to the other side and re-perforate the holes again. (so should i be on the look out of a ciro 16 mm splicer (since i want to get into 16mm eventually anyway)..
so sorry for the long winded rant but basically what i need to know is should i use what i have or search or something else and should it be tape or cement?
also is anyone aware of a ciro splicer for sale anywhere?