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James DeLuca of Crest Digital in LA suggested using Edivue in reply to
Jeff's original post to the Telecine Interest Group list.
But then FINDING a can may be harder to find than a stereo head stack
for an AVR-3. Or a dry doorway on a cold, wet night.
A Google search turned up a number of references to Edivue, (a name now
co-opted by a medical diagnostic machine with the spelling EdiVue,
iirc), including some in an Asian language.
And if someone HAS a can, is there still liquid in it?
There is an Ampex part number on one of the links I found... "Ampex
"Edivue Kit," part 50 495-02," which is referred to in several AES
papers that came up while Googling... but I wasn't able to determine
from the AES link whether the kit was currently available.
Several techniques for aligning audio heads make use of Edivue to see
the track layout.
Another site related to government parts (http://www.iso-parts.com)
lists a stock number: NSN: 6625-00-856-6676.
Don't know where that leaves us.
On Jan 14, 2006, at 11:31 AM, Richard L. Hess wrote:
> Hi, Ted,
> Can't they develop the tape and see the track configuration? Do it on
> a section of loud tone.
> At 02:24 PM 1/14/2006, Ted Langdell wrote:
>> Ted Langdell
>> Ted Langdell Creative Broadcast Services
>> Marysville, CA
>> Main: (530) 741-1212
>> Maybe someone can be of help, here.
>> Via another list, I learned that Jeff Hayatt at Vidipax in NYC needs
>> to check some Quad tapes to see whether they're stereo or not.
>> His AVR 3 has stereo amps but only a mono head, and he's not sure
>> whether his AVR-2 with stereo heads has only one audio output or is
>> properly reflecting that the tape(s) were recorded with just one of
>> two channels.
>> Does anyone in the archiving community in the NYC metro have —as he
>> put it—a "known for a fact" stereo quad machine he could pop a couple
>> of tapes on to check the audio format of the tapes he has?
>> Or perhaps someone anywhere has a stereo head assembly for an AVR-3
>> that they could loan him?
>> One never knows what's in a back room somewhere, and I thought that
>> Archives and Universities might be good places to try.
>> Jeff's contact info is below. Please contact him directly since I
>> don't believe he subscribes to this list, but also let the list know
>> what you might have that was helpful.
>>> Anybody? I would greatly appreciate the help.
>>> Jeff Hayat [log in to unmask]
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