Here's a question for the preservation and transfer people --

I  have a 1/4" analog tape which appears to be a film audio track. It is 
on a 5" reel (labeled "Schneider Tonbandspule" from Germany). There is 
no other information on this reel or box, although I believe it dates to 
the mid- to late-1960s. 

Seen under a magnetic viewer, it appears to be a half-track tape with a 
linear pilot tone of some sort down the middle. I don't know if it's a 
Nagra, Telefunken or other sort of tone.

We need to do a preservation transfer of this tape, and then make a 
listening copy available. Should I attempt to capture the pilot tone? If 
so, what's the best way to do it if we don't have the gear? And how 
would I determine the format? 

Thanks in advance, 

Jeff Willens | The New York Public Library
Sound Engineer

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Division
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