The Catozzo and Newmade splicers are available new from a number of sources. They are expensive but they are very fast to use. However, they leave a lot of debris behind which is the unfortunate side effect of the reperforating process. Cardinal is a Newmade dealer.
The Rivas and Hollywood splicers are not available new, but a lot of used equipment dealers have them. Cardinal and Chambless always have some in stock. They use perforated tape which costs more, and they take about three times as long to make a splice. But, they make cleaner splices and don't leave debris behind. The Kodak Presstape splicer is $20 and cheap plastic, and it makes a U-shaped splice that is very visible on-screen. BUT, the splice is much stronger and this makes it a good choice for stuff that will get a lot of abuse. And... if you're editing camera originals you'll want a cement splicer like the Maier-Hancock. Those turn up very cheaply on the used market all the time... you can see them on ebay on a regular basis. Since they cannot join estar-based films, you can't use them on prints and so there is not a huge market for them anymore. --scott _______________________________________________ FrameWorks mailing list FrameWorks@jonasmekasfilms.com https://mailman-mail5.webfaction.com/listinfo/frameworks