Help!, crinkled tape

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Flynnstone, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. Flynnstone macrumors 65816

    Flynnstone

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    I have a Sony Hi8 tape that has a crinkle in it. It seems to be most of the tape. I get snow type noise in the middle of the screen. Sometimes its at the top or bottom of the screen.
    I've brought about Hi 8 tapes into iMovie with little trouble.
    This is the first tape of my kids when they're very young. A "priceless" tape.
    Is there anything I can do to improve this tape?
    It is physically damaged. It seems to play a little different each time I play a section.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Tim
     
  2. Flynnstone thread starter macrumors 65816

    Flynnstone

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    And where can I get Sony Hi 8 cleaning tapes?
     
  3. huntercr macrumors 65816

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    You might consider a video recovery service. There are companies that specialize in this sort of thing. Since it's very valuable to you, I would suggest looking into their services first, before trying anything drastic.
     

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