Were your tests with de-hydration or RE-hydration?
The technique from Vienna is currently confidential and under patent
application as I understand it.
On 2012-04-19 2:05 AM, Shai Drori wrote:
> Hi Rich
> 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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