Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library - UC Berkeley
On Mon, 6 Nov 1995, Druda wrote:
> Hi Tara and friends!
> I have a question for you. Have you had any experience with getting
> videos damaged in a most peculiar way? Specifically, I have been getting
> videos back from patrons that drop to black in a random pattern: short
> little intervals, than a bit of the movie, then a period of black again,
> all different lengths. The tape itself does not appear physically
> damaged. And it has video in fast forward. The audio speed is affected
> too - it goes fast and slow in spots as well. I don't think it is 3-M
> type damage because it is not in any pattern. It almost looks as if it
> were being hit by a modulated electro-magnetic source while in play!
> Any clues?
> Ellen Druda
> Half Hollow Hills Library
> Dix Hills, NY