|TIPS FOR ARCHIVING VIDEO TAPES|
and 90° F is safe. A relative humidity of 30 - 60% is good. Donít store tapes in damp
or moisture prone areas. Never leave tapes in a closed auto or trunk on hot sunny
lighting controls, motor and power cords, arc welding equipment and motorized
conveyer belts. Aluminum foil is ineffective in shielding against magnetic fields.
touch exposed tape; fingerprints can cause dropouts, and crinkled tape exhibits
nasty static type lines which cannot be removed by tracking adjustment.
like a book on a shelf, with full hub on bottom. Avoid unnecessary movement and
stacking flat (one on top of another); the weight of the take up and supply reels can
damage the tape edges. Store tapes in a library case which opens and closes like
a book with an airtight seal. If humidity is high, seal tapes in zip lock style baggies
and add a moisture absorbing desiccant packet.
stacking the tape) you minimize any edge damage or tape layers sticking to one
another. Itís a good idea to do this once a year. Always buy high quality tape for
the important events such as weddings, birthdays, etc.
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