The Film Restoration Room is located on the first floor of the Newsreel and Documentary Film Archives building and is responsible for carrying out film restoration. The Film Restoration Room possesses professional film repair equipment such as light boxes, film reel measurers / synchronizers, hand presses, synchronizers, film slicers, 35 / 16mm film cutters / viewers, professional cleaning cloths, film cleaning fluid, magnifying glasses, feed magazine, core film, gloves, masks, etc.
After a film arrives, it is first inspected and registered. Each film reel is individually inspected and basic information such as its broadcast date, specifications, material, length, original packaging, outward appearance, leader, etc is recorded.
The beginning and ends of films are susceptible to deterioration due to contact with the external environment. In order to protect film, leaders are placed at the beginning and ends of film during the restoration process. In addition, placing leaders on the film can also help in the replication process of the printing plant. Perforation tears and the film itself can be repaired with special splicing tape. After the entire reel is completely repaired, the film base is cleaned and reinspected for any gaps or damage; if none are found, a "Film Restoration Record" is filled out.