Hi. I recently purchased a few reels of tape from a second-hand store and am having problems identifying what medium of tape it is and what kind of player I would need to play it back and/or convert it to digital. Here are a couple of photos of what the reels and film look like. The tape appears to be approx 5/8" or 16mm wide. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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It's not tape. It's 16mm film mounted on a core.
The fact that it is double-perf, color and has no soundtrack suggests it is either a workprint or a reversal camera original.
To play back it needs to be mounted on reels and projected or run as is on a flatbed editing machine such as Steenbeck or Moviola.
Many labs have the capability to scan the film and digitize it.
Last edited by smrpix; 17th Feb 2021 at 10:10.
^^ A little typo. I guess you meant to write 16mm.
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