From: Zev Robinson (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Jan 14 2006 - 16:15:52 PST
I've travel thru Europe quite a bit, and a couple of times a year Europe to
NY, and personally have had no problem, either with minidv or photography
film, always putting it in my hand luggage, never checked luggage. Several
sources that I checked said the same - that checked luggage goes thru
stronger x-ray machines.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Keith Sanborn" <email suppressed>
To: <email suppressed>
Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2006 10:36 PM
Subject: Re: current x-ray machines, dv tapes, and other digital media
> Thanks. Good thoughts. Random google searches have told me there is
> nothing to worry about technologically, but since the machines are now
> stronger than ever, I think it would be good to share experiences on this.
> One thing suggested was that the machines used to inspect hand luggage
> were less strong than the ones used to inspect checked luggage. I don't
> know if this is true or not. US regulations call for the x-raying of ALL
> luggage--carry-on or checked, so this website said. The suggestion was to
> put media and camera in carry-on luggage. This has the additional benefit
> of not being subject to theft by baggage personnel; if this sounds
> paranoid, it happens too often in New York and occasionally they get
> caught. That's what makes the news and it does here occasionally. The
> problem with putting it all in your carry-on luggage is fitting it all in,
> then keeping track of it while you're taking off your shoes, etc etc. so
> that someone in line with you doesn't walk off with it either by accident
> or on purpose.
>>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?
>>University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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