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