Re: RTI Machine

Charles Timberlake (
Tue, 14 Nov 2000 15:17:42 -0800 (PST)

We mostly use ours to check videos for defects. We purchase most of our
movies used and run them through the Tapecheck. About 1 or 2 in 100 have
too much damage for us to add them to the collection, and we can return
them for another video or for credit. Over several years, we might save
enough money for the machine to pay for itself.

On Tue, 14 Nov 2000, LeeAnne Krause wrote:

> This and other models of the same company are machines that clean and inspect videos. A lot of folks have them, but I've personally heard a lot of debate about how good they are for videos (they have a scaping mechanism which removes debris- at least our model does). And then there's the question of how often you should use them. We used to run our videos through them very frequently, but we've cut back now to about once a semester, or when we need to check a video for damage of some kind. Does anyone else have other perspectives on this?
> L Krause
> >>> Lfl$ 11/14/00 04:46PM >>>
> Please for give my ignorance:
> What is a RTI TapeCheck Machine 460
> Thanks