Wet gate optical printer, 16mm

How to use a wet gate optical printer, 16mm? Wet gate optical printer, 16mm

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.

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Film Gauges in this clip:

  • 16mm

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