Monday, January 02, 2006

Video: Store tapes on edge

Video tape should not be stored laying flat. While it's OK to do so for a short while, it's important to stand them up on edge for storing them for long periods of time. Extended periods of laying flat can warp and flatten the down-side edges of tapes... which is NOT a good thing.

Make sure that any video storage racks that you buy orient the tape so that it is not laying flat. Here is a link to a site that carries MiniDV racks that orient the tape both correctly and incorrectly.

http://www.edgewise-media.com/storageracks.html

The storage product that I would choose would be one of the 'Turtle' cases, not the racks at the top of the linked page.

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