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Re: Re: compactflash

Subject: Re: Re: compactflash
From: Walter Knapp <>
Date: 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
>>be erased.
> 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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