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So if I played a master audio recording made on one of these machines 
and input that video signal to a TV screen, what would I see?

joe salerno

Robert J Hodge wrote:
> Sony offered a PCM(?) based device for just this function- I can't
> remember the model number. It used the video headwheel to record the
> signal in the same format as the video but without the video, of course.
> I feel as thought I could have once written a book on maintaining Sony
> U-matic machines as I did it for so long in a previous employment
> situation.
> Especially when it came to inter machine compatibility after the
> machines componentry aged. 
> 
> When I left the department around 2003, sticky shed had begun to raise
> its' ugly head. Not that the two had anything to do with each other.
> We used Fuji and 3m tape.
> 
> R.Hodge
> 
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> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jeffrey Martin
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> Subject: [ARSCLIST] U-matic audio mastering
> 
> Hello all,
> 
> For a curriculum module for NYU's Moving Image Archiving and
> Preservation program, I'm researching the use of and preservation issues
> related to 3/4" U-Matic videotape. As part of the research, I'm also
> looking into U-matic's use as an audio mastering format.
> 
> If there's anyone on the list who's had experience with the
> format--either during its days as a master format, or remastering
> material today from U-matic sources, I'd appreciate it if you contacted
> me off-list for a few questions.
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> 
> Jeff Martin
> Washington, DC
>