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Re: [ARSCLIST] Best practice: mixed acetate and polyester reels with sticky shed

At 04:50 AM 2009-06-12, George Brock-Nannestad wrote:
----- you seem to presume (as did Mike Biel) that from one reel we get two
reels. In a world where we could store each item according to its individual
climatic requirements, this would be natural. However, why not keep it on one
reel, only shuffled according to Eric's rule (1). This would only mean to
stick end-to end that which has already been necessary work for the transfer

The question then becomes a combination of "tails out?" and "acetate or
polyester out?". I would propose SS-prone out, because that provides the
largest radius of curvature of that part of the pack.

I would strongly suggest that it be SSS-prone in because the goal here is to remove the acetate tape prior to re-baking.

As to the ethics of what is being done, I was assuming that despite leader and taking splices apart that Eric is assembling a tight A-B roll and having similar if not-identical crossfades in the final, delivered file. The concept here -- and it certainly needs to be noted -- that the digital surrogate matches the original in the condition originally found to the best of our ability and that the original was disassembled in order to obtain the best possible digital copy and to facilitate re-play with the needed processing.

Richard L. Hess email: richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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