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dietrich

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8mm data tape master
« on: April 30, 2011, 07:19:11 pm »

Was awaiting an older master coming on a DAT for lacquer cut. Today arrives an 8mm tape (2.5 gig) that I have only seen used for backups.

What are my options here? Finding a 8mm playback machine with spdf outs????
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Re: 8mm data tape master
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2011, 03:44:49 am »

That sounds like it could be an Exabyte with a DDP master on it - any clues on the label?

If so, you'll need someone with an Exabyte drive on a workstation that can read DDPs, perhaps an older SADiE setup. I used to turn Exabyte DDPs out regularly from the mid-90s, but stopped about five years ago when DDPi on DVD became more widely accepted by the plants.

FWIW, my older SADiE 5 with Exabyte is now in the possession of a London-based mastering facility: if all else fails I could put you in touch with them, but I realise that geography is likely to rule this out!
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Re: 8mm data tape master
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2011, 07:18:34 am »

Yah, could be Exabyte, could be something else (DA88, etc) - you'll need to fid out what format it is and go from there. Hopefully it's not a 24 bit master from a DA88 using a Prism MR-2024T Bit Splitter or similar...
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Re: 8mm data tape master
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2011, 08:13:13 am »

I don't remember DTRS cartridges for TASCAM-style machines like the DA88, DA78 etc. being described in terms of data carried as you describe, Dietrich, but more usually by run time (30, 60 and so on). Exabyte cartridges and other backup media were, IIRC, usually identified by data capacity, but I'm afraid it's a while since I had contact with either.
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Re: 8mm data tape master
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2011, 08:39:50 am »

Thanks guys.
here are exact details
its on a Maxell HS-8/112....wait

oh good news!
It arrived saturday and just opened it quick...now I see mastered by The Lacquer Channel. I am sure Phil or Noah can help out
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Re: 8mm data tape master
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2011, 09:40:30 am »

That's good to hear - yes, the '112' part (112 metres) certainly sounds familiar -

http://www.amazon.com/Maxell-Cartridge-Helical-Drives-1-Pack/dp/B00004Z5GJ

- the Amazon description only says 'for helical scan drives' but I suspect they're just being coy, perhaps because Exabyte is a trademark.

All the best with the LC guys, I'm sure they'll get you sorted :-)
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Re: 8mm data tape master
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2011, 04:43:19 pm »

Ok....LC does not have the 2003 system any more...

anyone have
Exabyte... an old DDP.
It was probably output from the Sonic System we had or the Sadie.
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Re: 8mm data tape master
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2011, 07:50:23 pm »

Ask them if they have a CD. It's the same thing.
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Re: 8mm data tape master
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2011, 03:43:58 am »

Ask them if they have a CD. It's the same thing.

Yes, a pressed CD of the project will do just as well - a couple of copies still in the shrinkwrap would be nice!

If you draw a blank with that then I would guess Glenn Meadows, now at Mayfield Mastering, could probably transfer an Exabyte DDP if required.

http://www.mayfieldmastering.com
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Re: 8mm data tape master
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2011, 07:38:49 am »

Waiting for reply on CD.these guys thought this was a standard DAT tape when sent
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Re: 8mm data tape master
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2011, 08:51:34 pm »

Hi Dietrich,

we have everything to read Exabytes.

cheers
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Re: 8mm data tape master
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2011, 07:03:52 am »

Hi Dietrich, We can also help you with Exabyte if it's DDP.   If it's a Dantz Retrospect archive, perhaps not...


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