Re: current x-ray machines, dv tapes, and other digital media

From: Rob Danielson (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Jan 14 2006 - 10:20:42 PST

Probably not to safely predict unless one knows about the machine
involved, the type of checkpoint, etc. Many times, I've had to
subject miniDV tapes, CF and hard drives without event. For a few,
small, items like DV tapes and CF chips, if you carry them in your
pocket or hand right up to the walk-through metal detector, the
attendant will often put them in the small tray with your car keys
etc. and pass them around. Can only be a handful of readily
recognized items though. Rob D.

At 11:22 AM -0500 1/14/06, Keith Sanborn wrote:
>Does anyone have any recent experience travelling internationally
>and taking either dv-tapes or compact flash type media through one
>of the current generation of x-ray machines?
>Is it possible, or worth to try to convince people to hand search
>your tapes and digital media, or is this unnecessary worrying?
>Keith Sanborn

Rob Danielson
Film Department
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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