Published by The Association of Cinema & Video Laboratories,
Inc., the ACVL Handbook exists to acquaint users of motion
picture laboratory services with terminology, pre-print preparation
and procedures which are standard in the industry.
The film laboratory plays an essential role in the transition
from conception of story, plot or theme to the finished product
-- the motion picture film. In carrying out this function,
there must be teamwork and understanding between the producer,
the director, the cinematographer and the laboratory so that
the finished product will be of maximum quality, interest
Now in it's Fifth Edition, the ACVL
Handbook offers recommended procedures for motion
picture and video laboratory services.