Monday, March 7, 2011

Preparing your tapes to be transferred.

As you are preparing your tapes to be transferred to Gold Archival DVD here are a few tips you need to know:How to Handle Your Video Tapes

  • Never touch the tape itself. Hold it by the side of the cassette
  • Rewind the cassette before storing it.
  • Keep away from curious kids; avoid dropping or banging the tapes.
  • Keep cassettes away from magnetic fields (Top of the Old TV)
  • Don't leave a cassette in the car where it will be exposed to heat and cold
  • If using a new cassette and it's still cold, let it warm up to room temperature.
  • Occasionally fast forward and rewind a tape that's being stored a long time.
How to Store Your Video Tapes

  • Store in conditions that are stable, cool and dry.
  • Stay away from hot, humid and dusty.
  • Store cassettes in the cassette case.
  • Store your tapes vertically and not flat to distribute the gravity pull equally, stably and avoid edge damage.

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