Movie film & Magnetic tapes

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      John T Norris

      Hear at Weeki Wachee Springs, Fl. I have 67 years of movie film and magnetic tapes that need attention for preservation and restoration to modern media. Honestly, I don’t know where to begin professionally and financially. Some items are now stored in refrigerators at 60′ and others in cabinets at 63′. Most have been removed from their metal cases, some are now in archival cases with disk stabilizers. They did suffer from off gasing (vinegar syndrome) but that has now stopped after months of cooler storage.

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      Just curious to know how you have approached this project? Your real-time experience would be an interesting and instructive journey to follow. I hope you continue to update C2C with your approach, challenges and methods of dealing with those challenges, decision-making, and all the nitty-gritty of engaging is the monumental task of film and video preservation. Hats off to you for volunteering to take on such an edeavor.

    • #131815

      John: Some websites and publications that might be helpful …

      Library of Congress
      2014 Care, Handling, and Storage of Audio Visual Materials.

      Jimenez, Mona, Liss Platt
      2004 Videotape Identification and Assessment Guide. Texas Commission on the Arts.

      Library of Congress
      2014 Personal Digital Archiving Series: Transferring Video from Tape, DVD or Camera to Your Computer.

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