Re: Re: compactflash
Walter Knapp <>
Tue, 30 Sep 2003 19:45:02 -0400
Dan Dugan wrote:
> Walt wrote:
>>Since then I've done my field stuff on HHb's disks and use Sony's for
>>music and such like. That way it's easy to tell which disks are not to
> When I was a very green sound technician a director taught me a rule
> that has empowered me ever since. Label every tape in three places:
> on the reel itself, on the front of the box, and on the spine. All
> tapes look alike!
> Minidiscs also have the advantage of having a record lock tab.
Minidiscs also have the advantage of having a label space on the disk
shell itself. When I did reel to reel tape it was not unknown for a
tape to end up on a entirely different reel. That won't happen with the
label on the minidisc. Minidiscs can also be titled on the recording.
In my defense, the disk that was lost had not been labeled as usual as
it was taken out of it's wrap and put into the recorder in the field in
a rush to record. Then when I got home I was distracted by the new Sony
CD/MD deck I'd gotten and simply picked it out of the recorder and tried
it in the deck. Since it should have gone straight back into the
recorder there was no reason to lock it. Unfortunately I failed to
either label it as I usually do, or put it immediately back in the
recorder. Even worse was that I left it sitting right next to some disks
that had nothing on them I wanted and could be erased.
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