posted September 07, 2016 06:13 PM
This might sound like sacrilege........but in the past I have made my own, std and super from bad quality very very faded old films.I also used edited films of my own home movies shot 40+ years ago when I decided to have them digitised to save money on converting charges. Just get the old film and soak in a bleach and water mixture, 70% bleach and 30% water and leave overnight then wash in clear water.I must have over 400 feet of clear leader in both gauges.
From: Tohoku, Japan
Registered: Oct 2015
posted September 07, 2016 06:40 PM
Could unused film from super 8 catridges be used as a clear film leader? I`m assuming that may be a bad idea since the film would never have been chemically developed.
Living in Japan, the price that local dealers charge for leader is outrageous. So I ordered it directly from Kodak. You can order a thousand foot roll of white acetate leader directly from Kodak. It`s about $55 USD.
posted October 14, 2019 07:47 AM
Actually, about the leader.. Is a white leader is thicker / harder than a clear one ? I end up chewing about 4-6 feet each time i change rool. At some point i will miss the whole movie...
Also, do you glue it the to film stock or we can only tape it ?