Hi, Shai,

Were your tests with de-hydration or RE-hydration?

The technique from Vienna is currently confidential and under patent 
application as I understand it.




On 2012-04-19 2:05 AM, Shai Drori wrote:
> Hi Rich
> My tests with dehydration were not good. It works for a few seconds, 
> enough to make a crude transfer but the tape is ruined. Our friends at 
> the Vienna Phonogram Archiv say they have a treatment for these tapes. 
> Best to give them a ping.
> Shai
> בתאריך 04/18/12 9:16 PM, ציטוט Richard L. Hess:
>> On 2012-04-18 2:15 PM, Richard L. Hess wrote:
>>> Right, Tom, I agree with you that it's possible because of the 
>>> timing overlap, but what I wanted to know was if anyone had seen 1" 
>>> acetate. I'm not 100% certain yet and the see-through is unreliable 
>>> on this due to the width and the edge damage and poor storage 
>>> conditions (damp basements not in boxes, raw pancakes)
>> I am now convinced it is acetate. My usual test is to hold the tape 
>> up to the ceiling lights in the studio (reflector flood) and I did 
>> not really see anything. I took a bright LED flashlight and that came 
>> through loud and it is acetate. That explains some of why 
>> it's messy.
>> Dennis, did you try rehydrating the tapes if they were acetate? That 
>> has smoothed out some acetate tapes in my experience, but has not 
>> been that reliable.
>> Thanks!
>> Cheers,
>> Richard

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