That is the part I don't understand. Why would it propagate outwards more
easily than inwards? It's the same distance either way.
We just restored "My Fair Lady" about a year ago from the original master
6-track mag. It did have print through throughout, though I think we were
able to fix a lot of it. I'll have to check out the section Michael
On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 4:30 PM, Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Another factor is that print thru generally goes from the center of the
> outwards -- really through the plastic base to the bare oxide touching
> the base. If you store the tape heads out you will more likely get a
> pre-echo from the print thru. Tails out storage gives you a post-echo
> which is more natural and less noticeable.
> I remember when Showtime premiered the film of My Fair Lady, which they
> took off an original print with magnetic sound. In years of storage it
> had loads of print thru, both pre and post. Of course some of it could
> be a few seconds away from the original sound if it was on the outer
> edge of a reel, but I have a feeling that "I've Grown Accustomed To Her
> Face" had been on a core at the start of a reel. Where Higgens is
> walking and then stops and shouts DAMN! we heard at least five pre and
> five post DAMNS! starting at low volume and getting louder and then
> softer. Somewhere I have the tape I made of this.