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Old February 1st, 2004, 09:50 PM   #16
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I use these trays, not mounted on a wall but inside desk drawers and plastic storage drawers. They're perfectly good to use and a really good idea for tape organization. There's not a lot to say about them except they work great (no moving parts) and they're very handy. Hope this helps,
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 04:01 PM   #17
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I might have come off a bit strong on the closed thing. But I
would still prefer it. Less dust, less changes of things going
wrong etc. etc.
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Old February 8th, 2004, 11:30 PM   #18
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A fire proof gun safe in nice to keep them from being stolen but will not help much in a fire. Most fire safes are designed to protect paper from burning. That is several hundred degrees. What you need is a media safe. These are rated to keep the contents below 125 degrees F. Expensive but worth it.
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Old February 27th, 2004, 05:00 PM   #19
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Hi all,

a simple question, but one that is proving hard to answer by searching...

Can any recommend a supplier of tape storage racks (a range if possible including miniDV, small DVCAM, large DVCAM) in the UK?

I'm looking for something rugged. Modular is good. I'll worry about price after looking at the racks...

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Old February 27th, 2004, 05:39 PM   #20
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A recent thread that may be of interest.

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Old February 27th, 2004, 10:29 PM   #21
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Datrax

Looking at Ken's second link above, the Datrax products look like the kind of thing I'm looking for.

Does anyone know where to buy this kind of thing in the UK? (Google "datrax site:.uk" returns one UK site that list US stores!! Ho hum)

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Old March 1st, 2004, 03:31 AM   #22
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Found a supplier

For anyone else who needs to know, www.datavision.co.uk sells Bryco moulded (open) miniDV tape storage racks.

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Old March 1st, 2004, 12:56 PM   #23
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I'm also wondering whether or not to purchase some Datrax trays/racks. They seem nice and are wall-mounted for easy organization.
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Old March 26th, 2004, 02:32 AM   #24
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I'm a big fan of the Gemtracs.
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Old September 3rd, 2004, 07:40 PM   #25
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Tape Storage

After no luck searching for a local source that sells MiniDV tape racks, I found these at Walmart for 6 bucks each.

www.logiconn.com/ct/storage1.jpg
www.logiconn.com/ct/storage2.jpg

They are Rubbermaid Drawrer Organizers. They hold 64 tapes each, quite tightly, with 4 compartments that hold 5, one that holds 13, one that holds 9, and the bottom shelf that holds 22. These pics show 2 of the units. I stuck them to the wall with heavy weight 3M Command strips, rated for 22 lbs.
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Old September 4th, 2004, 08:36 PM   #26
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Good deal. I've wanted a rack for my tapes, but at like $30 bucks to hold 25-50 tapes was ridiculous. I gotta check out my Walmart.
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Old September 22nd, 2004, 12:00 AM   #27
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Re: Tape Storage

<<<-- Originally posted by Chris Thomas : After no luck searching for a local source that sells MiniDV tape racks, I found these at Walmart for 6 bucks each.

www.logiconn.com/ct/storage1.jpg
www.logiconn.com/ct/storage2.jpg

They are Rubbermaid Drawrer Organizers. They hold 64 tapes each, quite tightly, with 4 compartments that hold 5, one that holds 13, one that holds 9, and the bottom shelf that holds 22. These pics show 2 of the units. I stuck them to the wall with heavy weight 3M Command strips, rated for 22 lbs. -->>>

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Have you tried checking these?

http://www.tapeandmedia.com/detail.a...duct_id=MDV-50

I've got 4 of them and they work great!
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Old May 4th, 2005, 09:57 AM   #28
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DV-tapes storage

Does anyone know if it's a bad idea to stage my dv tapes next to my
speakers on the shelf?

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Old May 4th, 2005, 10:35 AM   #29
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I'm pretty sure that's a bad idea, Tim! There isn't *that* much of a magnetic field from a small set of speakers, but you really shouldn't risk it, in my opinion.
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Old May 4th, 2005, 03:18 PM   #30
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You probably shouldn't risk it in my opinion.

However, mini-DV tapes are a lot harder to demagnetize compared to non-metal-evaporated tape (i.e. VHS).

I know because I have a tape eraser... and it isn't very good at erasing mini-DV tapes. like 80% of the picture information is still there.
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