Re: Videotape Cleaners/Tracking Problems

Sally S. Wellman (
Thu, 13 Jan 2000 12:16:26 -0800 (PST)

the more expensive units provide a detailed
>list of physical defects (not magnetic) and their approx. time place on the
>tape. While this is valuable information, one usually can't fix this kind
>of damage and it is quanitative, rather rather than qualitative (number of
>damage points rather than meaningful, visual damage).

I agree with Jim. We have an RTI TapeCheck 470. For our purposes, we
haven't found any use for the damage report. However, we do use it to clean.

On another note, I've found that it keeps the student workers busy
--especially when they are hanging around claiming that there is nothing to
do. We tell them to go load up a truck of videos and start cleaning.

Sally S. Wellman
Asst. Coordinator, Special Services
& Manager, Audiovisual Resource Center
State Library of Louisiana
701 North 4th St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Phone: (225)-342-4939
Fax: (225)-342-4941