My tests with dehydration were not good. It works for a few seconds,
enough to make a crude transfer but the tape is ruined. Our friends at
the Vienna Phonogram Archiv say they have a treatment for these tapes.
Best to give them a ping.
בתאריך 04/18/12 9:16 PM, ציטוט Richard L. Hess:
> On 2012-04-18 2:15 PM, Richard L. Hess wrote:
>> Right, Tom, I agree with you that it's possible because of the timing
>> overlap, but what I wanted to know was if anyone had seen 1" acetate.
>> I'm not 100% certain yet and the see-through is unreliable on this
>> due to the width and the edge damage and poor storage conditions
>> (damp basements not in boxes, raw pancakes)
> I am now convinced it is acetate. My usual test is to hold the tape up
> to the ceiling lights in the studio (reflector flood) and I did not
> really see anything. I took a bright LED flashlight and that came
> through loud and clear...so it is acetate. That explains some of why
> it's messy.
> Dennis, did you try rehydrating the tapes if they were acetate? That
> has smoothed out some acetate tapes in my experience, but has not been
> that reliable.
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