You won’t see the defects until you play the tape — then it’s too late. Streaks, flashes, “snow” and temporary dropouts are usually caused by wrinkles, creases, edge damage, loose oxide or other contaminants. When you play a damaged or defective tape, you look unprofessional and disappoint your viewers. And you could be wasting valuable time and money by recording on defective tapes. Furthermore, bad videotape can clog or misalign the video head of your player/recorder and cause expensive repairs.
The RTI Videotape Evaluator/Cleaner will let you know for sure whether or not a tape is defective, BEFORE it’s too late, before an important recording is lost forever or costly retaping is required. And it will help prevent future damage to tapes and equipment. It allows you to manage videotapes in the professional way you may have thought impossible.
This RTI tape preservation system detects and counts physical tape defects, while simultaneously removing contaminants and polishing your tapes. And it does all this without affecting recorded signals on the tape. High Speed Performance With high-speed precision, the RTI system counts damage in the control, video and audio areas of the tape, and it shows the counts in large LED displays. This U-Matic model inspects and cleans your tapes at over 30 times normal play speed. A 20 minute tape can take less than a minute to inspect and clean. And it’s fully automatic. All you do is drop in a cassette and push a button.
High speed performance is made possible by lab-standard excellence in design and construction. Special microprocessor programs monitor all critical functions of the RTI system. Even detector calibration is monitored and can be displayed on the front panel readouts to insure accurate detection on all four channels. Precision Sapphire Burnishing Loose oxide (the leading contaminant of videotape) is removed by the RTI cleaning system. The sapphire burnisher thoroughly polishes the oxide for maximum tape performance. Loose dirt, oxide and other debris are wiped away from both sides of the tape by special cleaning tissues.
Optional External Printer
Complete Data Reports in the Format of Your Choice
Controlled and operated by the RTI system microprocessor and data memory, the Printer option gives you more than just defect counts.
Comprehensive reports give you a hardcopy record of the tape’s condition and the locations of all defects. It provides a complete recap of the digital displays, with separate columns showing control, video and audio track defects and oxide voids. You’ll have instant management reports indicating whether or not the program portion of the tape is usable.
The reports also help you keep the data straight, since each printout is identified with the cassette number and evaluation date. It will provide you with both a quick defect data recap and a detailed defect location report, or either one depending on the amount of information you need.
In addition, various report formats can be selected with this versatile, software-controlled system.
The 4-channel RTI defect detection system is fast, accurate and easy to use, so you will know the physical condition of tapes before you use them allowing you to:
Routine burnishing and cleaning of your tapes can eliminate up to 70% of the temporary dropouts. Even prerecorded tapes will look better after only one pass through the RTI Evaluator/Cleaner.
Protect critical components in your VCR – the video, audio and control track heads. When you play tapes, they become dusty, dirty and the oxide loosens. This debris accumulates on the heads and inside the recorder, causing permanent damage and expensive repairs. It also interferes with video signal transfer so pictures look “snowy” and tapes become further damaged. Protect your video equipment, your tapes and your reputation with RTI.
Standard Features and Specifications