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

How to put a leader on a film using a 16mm Maier-Hancock hot splicer?

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.

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Film Gauges in this clip:

  • 16mm

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