Film shrinkage

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Peter Copestake
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Film shrinkage

Post by Peter Copestake » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:36 pm

Amongst about 10 reels of Super 8 silent film sections of a few jumped so much in the gate that parts are unwatchable. The sprockets weren't apparently damaged but one that I measured a 28 inch length had shrunk about half a frame and I assume that is the cause of the fault. But the funny thing is that these were odd films , basically the unedited 50 foot ones, wound together on 400 foot reels with other lengths that gave no trouble in the gate. I have never observed this before. Has anyone else?
Peter Copestake

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