A rewinder is essential for sure. I use that FF then rewinds. For some
reason that resets that tape tension in the case and I get clean
transfers. I use a Sony deck that is multisystem.
On 12/22/2010 1:40 AM, Michael Biel wrote:
> On 12/21/2010 4:16 PM, [log in to unmask] wrote:
>> On the topic of Hi-8....
>> I've been digitizing some of mine and some are just dreadful for
>> building up gunk on the heads of the player. I find myself having to
>> clean frequently.
>> Do Hi-8 tapes develop SSS or something like? What is the solution?
>> joe salerno
> Brand of the guilty tapes, please? Years ago I got a rewinder with
> cleaning posts because the system was easily prone to dew problems.
> By the way, use of a rewinder is HIGHLY recommended because the tape
> is wound thru the tape path in camcorders. And I've retired my
> camcorders, and only use a Sony deck.
> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]