Back in 1970, we used to judiciously apply a permanent magnet close
to 16 mm mag film to reduce unwanted noises. The problem there was
that the smallest splice you could make was 1/24th of a second, and
there was a need to maintain synch with the picture.
>What did you do about the glue in the opened up splice? It seems to
>me that hundreds of rubs of glue against a tape head would gum it up
>really badly, not to mention what all those gobs of glue sticking to
>the backing of the next layer of tape can do over time.
>I was taught that splice-based method of de-clicking but never had
>to do it on a professional level because all of my professional
>audio work has been in the times of digital waveform editors.
>Knowing what I know now, back in the pre-digital days I would have
>tried to perfect the method used by John R. T. Davies of scraping
>down the oxide at the point of the tick rather than cutting out tiny
>bits of tape and making splices.
>-- Tom Fine