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The inherent noise of a recording medium, a noise floor typically sounds like hiss and differs with the makeup of different types and qualities of tape and film. For example, a consumer grade cassette tape has a higher noise floor than a professional 1/4” tape, and a high quality digital
Azimuth is the vertical alignment in the plane of the tape path along the record and playback heads of a tape machine or mag dubber. Azimuth issues are timing issues due to the alignment of the tape against the head. Before recording or playing back tape or film, azimuth adjustment is applied
Acetate stock was used as a base for motion picture film, sound film, and magnetic tape predominantly between the 1950s and the 1980s. Acetate stock replaced the flammable nitrate stock that had been the base for 35mm theatrical film during the first half century of the motion picture era. It is