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Fast Forward, Rewind, Then Follow The Steps Below

Instructions on how to use, store and catalog your videocassette tapes. From the days when songvids were distributed on (often) unlabeled videotapes, hand copied and passed from fan to fan. There is information on these “songtapes” including the DVD versions that replaced them in the early 2000s. More at Fanlore here: http://fanlore.org/wiki/Songtape_Collection

"Using Your Videocassette 

Time-Left ™ Gauge.  For accurate Time-Left readings, fast-forward to end of tape and rewind completely before your first  recording. Then follow the steps below.

 ~ Align the inside edge of tape with first line on window marked “SP/EP.” Reach for recessed. area on back of cassette and gently move left or right.

~  Follow the outside edge of tape to closest mark on window. This example shows 1 hour 20 minutes in SP; 4 hours in EP.”


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