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Re: [ARSCLIST] Storing Mini-Discs
Slight diversion: My partner does transcription professionally, and we
have her all set up to transcribe from Micro and regular cassette, CDs
and even DVDs - she has been working on raw footage on DVD for editors
to work from in documentary work. We'd be happy to describe how you can
change over to digital transcribing. It takes a minimal investment,
mainy a second computer and inexpensive software.
As for the MDs I'd keep them as long as there are working players as
stated here already...
Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio
On Oct 14, 2005, at 5:34 AM, McCormick, Kathleen wrote:
We transfer the content of all MD to gold archival CD and to cassette
tape (currently part of the process for transcription reasons,
although in the next year or so we will be moving away from this
practice as we upgrade equipment & software). My plan in the next
couple of years will also involve creating wav files for long term
My question about the MD was more of a practical than theoretical one
(although, as I said earlier there are definitely some things to think
about with the MDs that I can use to make the case to move away from
using them for original recordings). From the discussion, I gather the
consensus is it's not worth buying archival quality boxes to store the
original recordings in (sure we may have transferred the content of
the recordings but for a number of reasons I am not inclined to junk
or disregard the originals until they demonstrate actual degradation).
How are people storing MDs? Or is it that everyone is junking them
once a transfer has been done?
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