Film repair

The aim of film repair is to permit the film to be safely transported through some form of film handling equipment such as printers, projectors or telecines.

Repairs should be durable, thin enough to prevent undue movement as the frame passes through the gate, maintain any shrinkage along the length of the repair, neatly trimmed so there are no overhanging pieces that can catch and must maintain the correct rack or number of perforations per frame – in the case of 35mm film there are four perforations per frame.

This chapter contains pages on Splice repair, Perforation repair and Repairing tears in film.