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I have many tape that are back coated that show no SSS. In my experience 
there is no connection whatsoever.
Shai

On 12/22/2010 8:46 AM, Michael Biel wrote:
> The one saving grace of 8mm is that I don't think I have come across a 
> backcoated tape in this format.  So if there is any truth to SSS being 
> a reaction to backcoating, that reduces that problem.
>
> Mike Biel  [log in to unmask]
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> On 12/21/2010 11:22 PM, Jim Lindner wrote:
>> Most Hi8 tapes were an early formulation of EM (evaporated metal) and 
>> as such do not have any binder system to get SSS from. There are 
>> other issues (such as scratching - the surface was very vulnerable). 
>> You may have some MP tapes, and if this is the case they are 
>> essentially vulnerable to the problems of other MP tapes, so  SSS 
>> would be possible as it would be with pretty much any MP type 
>> product. Having said that, Hi8 is really a problem format on many 
>> levels - the density of the recording was very high and the tracks 
>> were very small and particularly vulnerable to all sorts of 
>> mechanical issues of alignment.
>>
>> All things considered... one of my very least favorite formats.... 
>> and let me tell you that my least favorite format list is very long.  
>> Jim Lindner
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