[Videolib] 180 min. videotape

Mon, 19 Jul 2004 14:46:09 -0400 (EDT)

My techies tell me the the tape is not thinner, but that the spools are smaller. As a good librarian, I
am suspicious of everything they tell me :) But I HAVE had trouble with stabilization of 180 minute

Jerry Notaro, Media Librarian
University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Quoting "Feinland, Robin" <feinland@lesley.edu>:

> Hi all,
> This is the third time I'm trying to send this due to email
> complications. Please excuse any duplication.
> Has anyone out there had any experience with programs on 180 min.
> videotapes? I've noticed a few distributors that are now putting 3 hour
> programs on one tape.
> Has anyone used 180 min. tapes or recieved programs on these? I assume
> the tape is thinner. Has anyone noticed a difference in quality? I've
> seen this before for PAL tapes, I believe, but I haven't received any
> commercial programs on these tapes before.
> Thanks for any info.
> Robin
> Robin G. Feinland
> Media Resources Specialist
> Ludcke Library
> Lesley University
> Cambridge, MA 02138
> phone: 617-349-8863
> email: feinland@lesley.edu