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On a technical note regarding archiving: the tape is Quadraplex[1]. Quad was the first video tape format and was replaced by much cheaper/smaller/quieter/better helical-scan tape. Very few Quad machines still function, and as far as I know there is exactly one guy[2] who refurbishes them. (I worked under him for a summer job in college 25 years ago when Quad was already long obsolete). Not sure if anyone will take up that business once he retires.

Makes an interesting real-life example of the problem with archiving anything for a long period of time.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quadruplex_videotape

[2] http://www.zinvtrworks.com

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