How to archive a 16mm film of an RCA 501

David Griffith dgriffi at
Sat Feb 3 01:29:32 CST 2007

On Fri, 2 Feb 2007, 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 left?

I strongly advise you to not fiddle with it yourself.  See how much it'll
cost to have a pro restore and transfer it the Right Way.  Then we'll pass
a hat around.

David Griffith
dgriffi at

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