Putting new leader on an old family film using a 16mm Maier-Hancock hot splicer

Clip by Julia Nicoll (http://www.colorlab.com)
Julia Nicoll of Colorlab in Rockville, Maryland, shows how she removes old leader, re-leaders the film, and saves the descriptive notes that identify the film. She shows how to make a splice on the 16mm Maier-Hancock "hot" splicer. This is called a "hot" splicer because the machine has an electrical heating unit which dries the film cement quickly. The Maier-Hancock cement splicer creates a better and longer lasting splice than a tape splicer.

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

  • 3.0 Film Handling and Inspection
  • 3.5 Repairing Film
  • 3.7 Equipment for Every Budget

Film Gauges in this clip:

  • 16mm


You may download and use this video according to the following license: