I have many tape that are back coated that show no SSS. In my experience
there is no connection whatsoever.
On 12/22/2010 8:46 AM, Michael Biel wrote:
> The one saving grace of 8mm is that I don't think I have come across a
> backcoated tape in this format. So if there is any truth to SSS being
> a reaction to backcoating, that reduces that problem.
> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]
> On 12/21/2010 11:22 PM, Jim Lindner wrote:
>> Most Hi8 tapes were an early formulation of EM (evaporated metal) and
>> as such do not have any binder system to get SSS from. There are
>> other issues (such as scratching - the surface was very vulnerable).
>> You may have some MP tapes, and if this is the case they are
>> essentially vulnerable to the problems of other MP tapes, so SSS
>> would be possible as it would be with pretty much any MP type
>> product. Having said that, Hi8 is really a problem format on many
>> levels - the density of the recording was very high and the tracks
>> were very small and particularly vulnerable to all sorts of
>> mechanical issues of alignment.
>> All things considered... one of my very least favorite formats....
>> and let me tell you that my least favorite format list is very long.
>> Jim Lindner