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How to care for your home movies on DVD

August 26, 2010


Handle discs by the outer edge or the center hole. Keep dirt or other foreign matter from the disc. Store discs upright (book style) in plastic cases specified for CDs and DVDs. Return discs to storage cases immediately after use. Leave discs in their packaging (or cases) to minimize the effects of environmental changes. Store […]

The Vinegar Syndrome

August 23, 2010


The Vinegar Syndrome is a name for the decay of 8mm movie film that affects the cellulose acetate of film and slowly destroys old home movies. Bacteria is the culprit.  This bacteria produces an acetic acid which is a key component of household vinegar. The result of such decay leaves a strong and sometimes overwhelming vinegar odor which […]