Re: splicing videos

Karen Fischer (
Wed, 26 Jun 2002 13:35:46 -0700 (PDT)

We have been splicing videotapes (at the beginning and the end of the tape)
at our library since before I began working here over 13 years ago. It works
just fine--we use a splicing block, splicing tape and a sharp pair of
scissors. Good eyesight for close work is a plus. We cut our splice edges
together so they match and cut at an angle.
I have also heard that it is not a good idea to splice into the tape. We
never have, unless it's a personal tape belonging to one of us.
We've also put a tape on a new reel, put the tape and reels in a new shell,
and replaced other sundry parts. We have spare parts from discarded videos
saved, because not all videos are made the same.
Hope this helps,
Karen Fischer
AV Librarian
Mansfield Richland County Public Library
Mansfield, OH