Why is my film reel split into multiple files?

Excellent question! Sometimes, due to the age of the reel, it is necessary to stop the recording and repair any damage from bad film, or old splices before proceeding.

This normally happens when a splice in the reel comes undone during the transfer. Some splices have been in these reels for 50 years or more! And, after all that time, the adhesive in the tape that originally held them tight has dried up and decayed.

Our tech re-splices the reel for you and begins a new recording at the point where the first recording was stopped.

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