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Winbert Hutahaean
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 - posted October 09, 2009 10:11 AM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Cores are many used in 16mm but some 8mm films are also placed in core instead of reels.

I am wondering how do you put the films into a core? and how do you put back into a reel?

cheers,

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Bart Smith
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 - posted October 09, 2009 11:40 AM      Profile for Bart Smith   Author's Homepage   Email Bart Smith   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
With a split reel.

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Winbert Hutahaean
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 - posted October 09, 2009 12:52 PM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thnaks Bart,

So the split reel will need to be placed upside down (capsize) in order putting it on a core, right?

Now, what is the benefit to have film in core? is it only to save money not to buy many reels?

thanks

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted October 09, 2009 01:48 PM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I tend to keep the cores from Super 8 optical sound features, (when I have been lucky enough to get them untouched and from the factory floor, so to speak). I have cored them, but the hard way.

This may sound Silly, but what I do is set up my old copal, (only used as a rewinder machine, that's about all it's good for anymore.) I take it offthe reel it was on, taking it onto the take up reel, so that I have the end of the reel of film to tape to the core. I then take some tape and tape the end of it on the core.

Now here's the fun part!

I place the core on the linoleum countertop, and with a finger, start winding it off the reel by spinning thwe sore on the counter top, like we used to do when we played with that drawing machine, the "Spirograph", which would put neat designs on the paper. The first (last) reel takes the longest, but the more reel get "spiro'd" onto the core the quicker it gets because, of course, the amount of film is greater on the core.

I would only do this with features, reel by reel, last reel to first, so that the film is in its proper order. After having placed the whole feature on a core, I then take some good strong, but not heavy stick tape, and tape the film, both sides, over and over again, so that the cored film is firmly on the core; otherwise, you could have a terrible mess if it falls apart. (yeech! hate that!)

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Dino Everette
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Winbert
did you ever get that 600' reel and case (don't worry it was a plastic one shorty [Big Grin] )I sent you? I haven't heard from you..

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Steven Sigel
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 - posted October 09, 2009 11:54 PM      Profile for Steven Sigel   Email Steven Sigel   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I've got a super 8 split reel somewhere - oddly, it has a core with a 16mm spindle hole. Holds about 2000' of film.

If anyone needs one, send me an email (steven (at) 16mm-films (dot) net) and I'll see if I can find it...

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Winbert Hutahaean
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 - posted October 10, 2009 07:28 AM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Dino,

Yes I have received it and actually has replied it a long time ago as soon as I received it in the original thread at 16mm forum here: My first 16mm projector - but no film!

So allow me to thank you again here

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I would like to thank Dino for a 600" reel you sent me.

I thought after my email to you and there was no reply received, you had forgotten this thing. I didn't follow that up further because Terry dropped me 2 400 reels.

But yesterday I was surprised when receiving a mail from you. I have only 1 film of 600" ("Raise of Titanic" purchased from Lance via Ebay auction for only $11.5 incl postage, what a nice purchase!!) and was thinking to split it into 400 reels (yaaak... I hate to do that) from Terry.

But, Dino, your reel has now saved Titanic from getting butchered ;-)


again thanks, [Smile]

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Glenn Brady
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 - posted October 10, 2009 08:30 AM      Profile for Glenn Brady   Author's Homepage   Email Glenn Brady   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Although a split reel will do the trick, the easiest way to put film on core is to use a rewinder fitted with a Titewind - a spring-tensioned or gravity-assisted arm with a roller on the end that's machined to handle multiple film widths.

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Hans van der Sloot
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 - posted October 10, 2009 08:34 AM      Profile for Hans van der Sloot   Author's Homepage   Email Hans van der Sloot   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Steven,

How much do you want for the split reel?

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