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Re: filmscanners: Film base deterioration (was Digital Shortcomings)
> The problem was also recognized with respect to video tapes. The U.S.
> National archives were given video tapes of the various space adventures
> in the 1960s and 70s by NASA, which were recorded on acetate bases; when
> the Archives opened the sealed cannisters with the video tapes, they
> found clear accetate wound around the cores with metalic iron dust on
> the from the tapes on the bottom of the cannister. They were totally
> and permanently lost.
As I have been hear to say on occasion: Technology is only as good as
what binds it together ;-)
Or put another way, I've met quite a few adhesives that I've learn to
hate over time.