Library electronic resource griping Show more
"...so it can be determined what nutrients they have that might be extracted for our personal use."
Final Blackmagic update: One of the USB shuttles is having problems now. So I plugged in one of the older Thunderbolt model that was having problems... and it works perfectly 🤷♂️ [laughing/crying]
The moral of the story: Any Blackmagic shuttle model is good, and also maybe they're filled with goblins, and environmental conditions are chaos. Yay!
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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 :(
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