Gustav Holst meets Thomas Hardy on 16mm
Posted on September 3, 2016
I had occasion to copy three films that were made in the 1970s. One was 16mm the other two were Super 8mm. The interesting thing was that they had a soundtrack that had been recorded separately and mastered onto Audio CD.
The films were captured at a frame rate of 24fps for 16mm and 18fps for Super 8mm. This odd frame rate was used to stop frame jitter.
I then had to match the sound to the pictures. This was done by adjusting the speed of the film, not so much a problem with the Super 8 as the 16mm. The 16mm was a film based on a meeting between Gustav Holst and Thomas Hardy and had several parts where the sound matched the picture… not an easy task!