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Wet gate optical printer, 16mm

Clip by Julia Nicoll (http://www.Colorlab.com)
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Julia Nicoll demonstrates the wet gate optical printer at Colorlab in Rockville, Maryland. This machine is used to copy damaged or shrunken film on to a new piece of film, by re-photographying it on to new film stock. The liquid in the wet gate is used to hide scratches on the old film.

This video relates to the following chapters in the companion volume Guide to Film Preservation:

  • 3.5 Repairing Film
  • 3.7 Equipment for Every Budget

Film Gauges in this clip:

  • 16mm

 

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