And to follow up on features.....
One that allows for a bake time as long as you anticipate needing it. We
have 3/4" UMatic and 1" open reel videotapes that require a 5 day bake
time or more. You don't want to have to remember every day that you have
to reset the time for another 24 hours.
You want one that is pretty accurate at holding temps without wandering.
As I stated before, ours is +/- one degree.
One that allows enough tray space to handle full-sized open reel formats
but can also efficiently pack in many smaller tapes. I like the ten tray
dehydrators that allow for more content to be baked at one time. I
prefer square trays in comparison to round trays.
The last consideration is noise. Ours are just a little louder than I
care for, but I keep them in our main work space which is about 2,000 sf
and already has a lot of ambient noise, so it's not a big issue. I can't
hear them down the hall in our client meeting area and our audio/video
edit room is sound isolated from the rest of the office. If I were in a
smaller one room space, I would have to turn them off when doing any
critical audio work.
On 11/6/2020 9:31 PM, Jay Bruder wrote:
> What do the tape experts think about using food dehydrators to dry out
> reel-to-reel tapes? If you support the practice, what features should you
> look for on a new machine?
> Jay Bruder
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