None of the work I have done is applicable to Metal Evaporated (ME) tape
because it is a completely different process than a coated tape. So the
apparent continued success with baking sticky-shed tapes in the digital
and video worlds still does not transfer (in theory) to the ME tapes.
With that said, what is happening? Why is the tape coating shedding? I
can see it more a mechanical issue at this point...
On 2014-07-14 7:21 PM, [log in to unmask] wrote:
> Esteemed Archivists,
> I believe this has been discussed before.
> Someone on another list has some metal evaporated Hi-8 tape that sheds
> so dreadfully as to be unplayable. He is expressing a desire to bake it
> or cool it to make transfers.
> In this case, is either baking or refrigerating a good solution?
> I am thinking that it is not, but would like to have some validation on
> this issue, or some suggestions as to what will help, if anything.
Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800
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