Hi, I think many of us agree that it's necessary to preserve both the
raw transfer and the decoded version of a file which has been recorded
with Dolby or DBX type noise reduction.
When I first thought about it, I never imagined I'd be part of a team
that would produce a better decoder for Dolby A encoded tapes than
Dolby, but it's happening and humbling... So, it is a good idea to save
as much raw data as possible because who knows what else will come along.
Plangent is wonderful, but a bit problematic as it is still inconvenient
to properly archive the bias, but that's another story, and I think in
the long run it would be good if we could do that.
MY QUESTION is: Are there any standards or recommendations that say
"keep the raw undecoded copy as well as keeping the decoded copy?
It's for a paper that Federica and I are writing.
Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800
Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.