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Old October 26th, 2009, 06:43 PM   #1
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Tape organizing

I want to start using my tapes one time and archiving them for people cause my HDD is getting full...

Anyone know of a good Mini-DV organizer? Like a small one that could fit on a desk or in a book case or something?
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Old October 27th, 2009, 12:53 AM   #2
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Big box wth numbered tapes; sheet of paper taped to outside with list of numbers corresponding to content of each tape?

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Old October 27th, 2009, 04:17 PM   #3
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And storing or archiving recorded magnetic tape should be under strict conditions.

Get a suitable size solid plastic *resealable* food container. Store the DV tapes upright in their cases together with a sachet of fresh silicagel and keep the container in the best temp stable low humidity cupboard.

I try and store my DV tapes tail out, ie after capturing or playing 'em don't rewind to start. This makes a smooth tight tape pack and I have to rewind them before playing, maybe months or years later and maybe on a different machine. This is not essential but it helps preserve them. They say you should wind them end to end every year, I don't.

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