Do the tapes have a sync track? SMPTE may be striped into tr 24 and you can use that to have your DAW chase the TC.
Project Manager, Digital Solutions, NFSA
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Jamie Howarth
Sent: Tuesday, 3 March 2020 10:06 AM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Digitizing Varispeed Tapes
More detail would help determine that... what was the reason for the varispeed?
> On Mar 2, 2020, at 5:58 PM, Parker Fishel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi ARSC listers,
> We have some 2” session tapes that we are currently getting digitized.
> We encountered some varispeed reels and are trying to figure out how
> to properly transfer them for preservation purposes. What are the best
> practices? I did a little digging around, but haven’t been able to
> come up with much.
> Thanks in advance.
> Kind regards,
> Parker Fishel