Re: Splicing

mjaesch (
Thu, 6 May 1999 09:24:27 -0700 (PDT)

I have been splicing broken videos for some time now. Yes, when the splice
runs through the VCR head the screen jitters for a couple seconds, but that
is all. I have never heard of anybody claiming damage to their VCR because a
splice ran through their machine. Splicing a film and losing a couple of
seconds beats replacing it. Although, I often order a replacement and
circulate the spliced copy until the new one is catalogued. The splicing
materials I use are little mylar tabs.

Myles Jaeschke
Tulsa City-County Library wrote:

> Videolibbers:
> The last time I heard, it was considered a foolish and evil deed to
> splice the internal (i.e. not the leader portions, but the actual "movie
> section") of a videocassette. I keep getting requests from my libraries
> for information on splicing. Has the technology on either repair
> materials or video heads changed any in the last couple of years, so that
> internal repairs are now less dangerous? Anyone?
> Thanks in advance.
> B. Rhodes
> Audiovisual Consultant
> Northeast Texas Library System
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