Hello new followers! I use my account on this instance for digital preservation/library professional stuff. If you're looking for Obscuritory things, I'll post those on @shadsy
Finally resolved the interference issue with the BlackMagic Intensity Shuttle! The problem seems to be the Thunderbolt model. For whatever reason (poor shielding, cheap cable quality, etc.), the Thunderbolt cables were producing electromagnetic interference.
If you get a BlackMagic Intensity Shuttle, buy the USB 3 model! It's also $50 cheaper
Just found these same instructions in a reel to reel tape here. We need more cute cartoons in today's storage media landscape https://kartemquinarchive.blogspot.com/2013/07/proper-care-of-video-tapes.html
Definitely still believe this but don't know how we get there:
Digital preservation can't be something that only "digital preservation professionals" do, it needs to be something within reach of individuals who want to keep their own stuff during their lifetimes and then pass it on to friends and family. You're probably not going to run some ISO-certified preservation repository at home, but you should be able to keep your photos and home videos for yourself for as long as you want to keep them
This is how I label storage media that are having a problem I can't figure out https://digipres.club/media/0e48OBvWzoUdcfPYs8o
Work troubleshooting again sadly Show more
Well, I threw $$$ at the RFI/EMI problem, but power conditioners and HumX did nothing. I think I just have to accept that the library is an inherently noisy place and there's no way to shield everything. Just have to make do with this quality :(
We started with two RAIDs named C-3PO and R2-D2. We had to set up a third RAID... so the naming choice was pretty obvious https://digipres.club/media/uBRbE2Pc9nYRIPup7iE
Librarian! Likes games, The X-Files, VHSes, and chickens
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