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    I've got a friend who has a video tape that has snapped, and he needs to repair it. Any suggestions?

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    Cheers, I've passed the info on.

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    Wow! I just take a very sharp knife and cut a straight line as cleanly as possible on both sides of the break. Then take clear scotch tape and wrap very carefully the areas joined together. Works for me but definately not a $45 fix but it does work.

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    it's a VHS one anyway, not a DV, so it's £30 (plus postage of course)

    it's of a wedding, so i should imagine it's quite important.

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    He might as well get it transferred to another media at the same time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooter

    Wow! I just take a very sharp knife and cut a straight line as cleanly as possible on both sides of the break. Then take clear scotch tape and wrap very carefully the areas joined together. Works for me but definately not a $45 fix but it does work.

    Mark
    This is what I did the one time a tape broke for me. I probably lost at most a second of footage doing this. Even a professional 'fix' will lose some footage surely.

    I didn't answer before because i got the impression that a fix it youself and lose half a second of footage wasn't the answer expected.

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    I had a strange feeling that was the case as well but I just had to throw my two cents in plus it actually increased my message count. :P

    However, for a quick fix the times that I have had to do the little splicing it worked quite well and as Milsy said you only loose a small amount of time if you are careful. When it gets really screwy is when you have a stretched tape and broken at the same time. OUCH! Then you are in really deep. :cry:

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