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Re: filmscanners: Film base deterioration (was Digital Shortcomings)

laurie wrote:

> 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.



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