How to archive a 16mm film of an RCA 501
davebarnes at adelphia.net
Fri Feb 2 19:33:13 CST 2007
Unfortunately once a print has started with 'vinegar syndrome' , if
its BAD it usually cannot be saved, but this is a slow process and
depending upon how bad the 'curl' is it can be treated so that it can
be run through a projector and captured.
I collect 16mm films and have had to get rid of a couple prints over
the years due to vinegar syndome. (which is basically caused by the
film base breaking down).
What you CAN do , its take the reel and give it LOTS of air (garage,
etc ) outside of its can.
davebarnes AT adelphia DOT net
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On Feb 2, 2007, at 7:33 PM, Bob Rosenbloom wrote:
> I have access to a 16mm film reel with sound of an RCA 501
> demonstration. It's not in very good shape though. It has curled
> some and smells like vinegar. Is there any way to transfer it
> without destroying it, and what's the best way to preserve what's
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