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# 77683 20-Feb-2011 17:22
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Was going through my dads collection of Hi8 tapes to copy them onto my pc and I noticed that one of the tapes has snapped, is there anywhere I could get it fixed so I can get the rest of the footage off?




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  # 443071 24-Feb-2011 15:13
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nedkelly: Was going through my dads collection of Hi8 tapes to copy them onto my pc and I noticed that one of the tapes has snapped, is there anywhere I could get it fixed so I can get the rest of the footage off?


It is possible to carefully tape the ends together so they overlap, much the same way people used to rough-edit Super8 film. There will be a drop-out at the join, but provided it gets past that point without snagging or breaking, you should be able to see the remainder. But you'd want to get the recording the first time through. Using FF / RW could break the tape again.  




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  # 443074 24-Feb-2011 15:18
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You may have to open the cassette case to get to the ends, but assuming that you can seal up the case afterwards its no probs to join the mag tape with scotch tape or the like,

As above don't FF or RWind just play it through from the beginning and get it across into a digital form, then you can go and edit out the spliced section.

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