OK, I'll admit I once dunked a roll of mag striped film in film cleaner
(HFE-7100). As I recall the results were mixed (still stuck in some
places) but it didn't seem to hurt the film. I poured a 1/4" or so in
the bottom of a film can and placed the film with mag stripe down,
agitated it up and down lightly then tried unwinding.
Of course in the event you are caught I shall deny any knowledge of
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I've got some reels of 1970s era 16mm mag sound stripe color film
due to poor
storage conditions before they came to us, the mag stripe has fused
the next layer of film. If I try to unwind the film to view it,
mag stripe sticks, and then proceeds to come off in bits and
pieces. Needless to
say, this has hampered my knowledge of what is on certain reels. Tiny
reels are the ones exhibiting much of the problem, since news people
winds when storing clips.
Is there a way to ameliorate this problem myself? Would sieves help at
this point, or
is this a no-win situation? I don't know whether to just go with the
of sound and
save the image, or try to save the sound in some way and not worry
the image. In
some cases, of course, both are of equal importance. Being a Virgo
archivist, I don't want
to lose either one, but in some sense, all of these reels are "lost"
I don't know
what's on them and can't put them into a finding aid.
Are there any labs out there who can fix this peeling mag problem
loss of sound
(assuming something was recorded on the track when filmed)?
Any advice appreciated.
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