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On 25/04/2012, Mew, Peter wrote:

> Hi
> 35mm in this context looks the same as film, with sprockets etc, but
> is coated with oxide rather than photographic emulsion. It is also
> known as "Mag Film" and is a universal standard. A 35mm magnetic film
> recorder looks nothing like an audio Tape Machine, but serves the same
> function. It looks more like a Film projector Up until the 90s most
> film scores were recorded on mag film, the sprockets keeping the audio
> in sync with the projected film. There would be 1 reel of Mag film to
> 1 reel of Film. This allowed the film editor to edit the sound and
> picture at the same time. The audio might eventually end up as optical
> track on the film reels I think it would be a devil of a job to edit
> classical music using a sprocketed medium HTH
> -pm
> 
There is 16mm magnetic film too, for smaller productions.

Players are able to run several reels of mag. film in sync, for
dialogue, Foley, music, etc. 

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Don Cox
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