Re: video restoration

From: Paul Dickinson (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Aug 14 2007 - 05:50:16 PDT

On Aug 13, 2007, at 7:07 PM, david tetzlaff wrote:

> In order to prevent this, tape archivists 'bake' old tape before
> playing it back. A certain amount of heat causes the binder to
> soften and renew its grip, at least well enough for a new dub if
> all goes well. The standard operation employs a large cardboard box
> and a hairdryer... and maybe some voodoo.

I've heard (but not yet tried) that a food dehydrator (check your
local thrift store) is perfectly suited to tape baking. But if you're
looking for professional help, contact Bill Seery at Mercer Media:
email suppressed

Good luck!

Paul Dickinson
Moving Image Program Teaching Associate
UIC School of Art & Design
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For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.