Re: [Videolib] videotape in cold environments

Brigid Duffy (
Fri, 7 Nov 2003 12:40:22 -0800

I checked with one of our techs on this. Heat from the vcr should warm
the tape up enough.

To be on the safe side, fast forward and rewind the tape a few times
first, and maybe play a bit of it to be sure it's all good.

Brigid Duffy
Audio Visual/ITV Center
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132-4200

On Friday, November 7, 2003, at 07:25 AM, Kathy Evans wrote:

> I am doing an installation and plan to use a videotape and vcr in the
> space. This building, however, is not heated. Tonight is the opening
> and it will be in the 20's. It is a big old brick movie theatre which
> does heat up with the sun--somewhat. The forecast is for continued
> warming into the40- 60's next week, but 30's at night. Will I be able
> to play out this tape safely? Will the equipment work? I had not
> really thought about it before. Does anyone know the safe parameters
> for tape and equipment. There are other people who are doing the same
> thing.
> Thanks for your help.
> Kathy Evans
> Purdue University
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