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Offline ironbut

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Examples of Tape Problems
« on: March 07, 2008, 12:09:05 AM »
In some of our discussions of problems with old tapes, I've noted a degree of confusion with the signs and terminology used. Here's a site with photos of some of the many conditions that poorly stored or cared for tapes can find themselves in. The site is devoted to restoration of historic recording for digital archiving (calm down! everything on tape doesn't deserve or require the Tape Project treatment). Be forewarned,.. these pictures are explicit in nature and it would be advised that one is seated before viewing them (especially the tape breakdown picture). The site homepage is in the form of an outline but there is a great deal of good info here. For those who aren't familiar with archiving, heavily damaged tapes are sometimes prepared to take one pass across a playback head (their last pass in fact) so a great deal of emphasis is placed on discovering the format of the recording (early recordings could even have a track format that was exclusive to one companies one model machine) prior to this single pass.
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Re: Examples of Tape Problems
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2008, 06:00:47 PM »
OK Steve, but if we do, how do we click the mouse?
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Re: Examples of Tape Problems
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2008, 09:52:56 PM »
Not to be an idiot, but exactly where are the photo's located?
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Re: Examples of Tape Problems
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2008, 09:17:17 AM »
Hey Craig, welcome home Dad. On the left side under prep of tape/machines just click on the first one, then at the bottom of each page "next".
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