Zero Cut Editing

To completely avoid the possibility of jumping splices, the negative can be cut into A & B zero-cut format. The zero-cut method, with a minimum of four frames for an overlap, will eliminate the splice-jump problem, but 16mm contact prints made from zero-cut negatives will have a one-frame dissolve at the scene changes. Quite often this dissolve is noticeable when viewing the print.

Since Super 16mm contact prints with sound cannot be made directly from a Super 16mm negative, there is no purpose in cutting your Super 16mm original negative in the conventional A & B roll format. To avoid the possibility of jumping splices it is advisable to cut the Super 16mm negative in A & B zero-cut format.

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