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Old July 6th, 2007, 12:37 PM   #1
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Can batteries effect tapes?

This is something I have wondered for a long time. If I store a tape close to a camera battery, for example in a small bag during a film job, or whatever, for long-term storage, can the tape be effected by the battery through magnetism?
I am kind of a control freak, but I just wonder. I know electricity in general easily produces magnetism.
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Old July 6th, 2007, 02:20 PM   #2
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This is something I have wondered for a long time. If I store a tape close to a camera battery, for example in a small bag during a film job, or whatever, for long-term storage, can the tape be effected by the battery through magnetism?
I am kind of a control freak, but I just wonder. I know electricity in general easily produces magnetism.
Don't worry, it's a simple answer. No. Even highly-magnetized degaussers used to erase old VHS tapes can't erase MiniDV tapes. And no, batteries don't put out magnetic fields.
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Old July 6th, 2007, 02:25 PM   #3
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Ok, thanks, I trust you, guess I only keep them away from loudspeakers.
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