Taking an 8mm videotape cassette apart

How to take an 8mm video tape cassette apart?

Pat Shevlin shows how to disassemble an 8mm video tape cassette. This cassette had been soaked in water as part of a disaster recovery workshop sponsored by the Association of Moving Image Archivists in Rochester, NY 2007. Once disassembled, the tape can be dried and put into a new shell. It is advisable to purchase a blank cassette and practice before attempting this.

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Film Gauges in this clip:

  • 8mm - Super 8

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