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Baz Leffler
dont throw out those old umatic boxes just yet
on Jul 23, 2009 at 7:41:03 am

For those who like to archive onto barebone sata drives using docking stations, this is how I store my 1T drives (cloned) 2 per old umatic tape boxes



... just a little cutting is required...



If you think that a Umatic tape could store only 60 mins of crappy vision how much could it store on 2 terra's?

Maybe one day you can get these in Ikea!!!

Baz


What would I do without the 'UNDO' button!!!!


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Clint Fleckenstein
Re: dont throw out those old umatic boxes just yet
on Jul 23, 2009 at 3:06:26 pm

I still have a Umatic SP deck in my garage, low hours too. Someday maybe Tom Petty will drive up and pull the plastic off it and wonder what it does.

Cf


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Martin Phillips
Re: dont throw out those old umatic boxes just yet
on Jul 24, 2009 at 4:54:37 pm

Great idea! I have been using some Araven storage trays for keeping barebone sata drives, but they seem to have stopped making them, and now I have a whole lot un-boxed. Any other ideas out there for cheap and easy storage of drives? I don't have any old Umatics hanging around and the MII cases don't fit :)



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olof ekbergh
Re: dont throw out those old umatic boxes just yet
on Jul 25, 2009 at 12:02:28 am

I have actually used my Umatic SP twice this year. Once for some vintage ski footage a client brought in and once to pull some old footage I got 25 years ago about a construction project.

I was amazed it still works. And the tapes were OK too. I wonder if bluray players and discs will be any good in 2035. Personally I doubt it.

Progress.

Olof Ekbergh


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Steve Wargo
Re: dont throw out those old umatic boxes just yet
on Jul 27, 2009 at 6:11:32 am

I spent years working as a shooter for ESPN Speedworld. If I supplied my own tapes, they gave them back to me after they cut the show (how very strange). I have years of 3/4 tapes and we're transferring all of it to DVD.



Steve Wargo
Tempe, Arizona
It's a dry heat!

Sony HDCAM F-900 & HDW-2000/1 deck
5 Final Cut (not quite PRO) systems
Sony HVR-M25 HDV deck
2-Sony EX-1 HD .


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