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Re: arsclist sticky shed

Hi, Barbara,

There are resources on my Web page at http://www.richardhess.com/tape/
I think at least some of these people deal with sticky shed syndrome. VidiPax does it by wiping with Pellon wipes, most of the rest of us bake. I've had good results with a whole heap'o'tapes but it's never guaranteed and while we all take the utmost care we cannot be held liable for loss of the master--I think that's pretty standard.

If it's only one reel I could look at it for you. If it's much more than that, I don't have the time. $100 hour is close to the going rate (I think VidiPax charges $95). That's per hour of studio time not per running hour of program. My general estimate is that it takes from 4-10x depending on what needs to be done and how good you want it. The 6x is typically finessing individual dropouts--you've got to find them which means listening and watching.

What is the tape format, what is the tape brand, how long is it? What's on it? what do you want to do with the content?

I see you're from the language labs. If it's just word and it's a continuous tape (no splices) it might not even take 4x. If it is music with lots of splices for CD re-release, It generally approaches the 10x figure.

I've done reel tapes as early as 1947 with some Bing Crosby excerpts on them (no sticky shed, but lots of problems) but most of my current work is centered on folk music from the 70's and 80's when sticky-shed was at its worst.

Good luck finding someone to do it!



At 01:12 PM 05/10/2001 -0500, Language Laboratories and Archives wrote:
Hi, We just had a case of sticky shed, and the company we dealt with many
years ago is no longer in business. Who are you all working with?

Barbara Need
UChicago--Language Labs
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