With all due respect to Charles A. Richardson, I've see three of his presentations about his method of getting sticky shed tapes to play without baking them.
After reading 2 articles and 3 presentation I still don't have a clue how this works and how the rest of us can use it. Without some facts it all seems like a mystery. I'll continue baking because it's a fact that it works. Everything else is shrouded in mystery for some reason.
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On Nov 10, 2013, at 6:34 PM, John Haley wrote:
> Richard, check out the article in the current ARSC Journal that says don't
> bake tapes. It mentions you. Problem is, it doesn't really tell us what
> we should be doing, in how-to fashion. But there is a lot to consider in
> the article.
> Best, John Haley
> On Nov 10, 2013 4:43 PM, "David Crosthwait" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I'm not in the office now but this sounds like something similar to what
>> I've run into occasionally with some Sony V1K one-inch videotape for type C
>> machines from that same era. I'll look into this as I have some of that
>> stock on hand. The solution to squealing and general struggle in the
>> transport was to bake for a shorter period with sub normal temperatures.
>> Your mileage may vary in your situation though.
>> David Crosthwait
>> DC Video
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>> On Nov 10, 2013, at 2:33 PM, Richard L. Hess wrote:
>>> Hi, David,
>>> It was from 1978-1979 (or that's when it was recorded).
>>> On 2013-11-10 5:05 PM, David Crosthwait wrote:
>>>> What year was this Sony stock from? About 1980-82 by chance?
>>> -- Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask], Ontario, Canada 647
>> 479 2800 http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm Quality tape
>> transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.