vinegar syndrom contagion

From: amanda christie (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Aug 13 2008 - 06:23:53 PDT

>Vinegar syndrome is not like a virus. It is not contagious to "good" films
>if a "vinegar" film is run in the projector.

Is that true?  Can others on the frameworks list confirm this?

i've always heard that vinegar syndrome was indeed contageous... and i just did a quick web search now to see if i was crazy.... and all the sites that came up in my search said that it was in fact contageous....

i've also always been told that you should never use the same equipment for vinegared film as for clean film.... and that too came up in my web search.....

i didn't find any evidence to the contrary... but i would happily be proven wrong....

who else on the list has experience with vinegar syndrome and can give their own experiences with it's either being contageous or not.... and whether or not it's okay to use the same equipment as for clean film.


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