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San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive


16mm Newsfilm with Mold Damage

This 16mm newsfilm from the KQED Collection is suffering from moderate to severe mold damage, resulting in loss of picture. The image below shows a mold damaged film strip with picture loss (on top) and a "healthy" strip (below).

film damage 1
Picture loss from mold damage

Mold can also damage the 16mm film's magnetic sound stripe, resulting in sound distortion and loss. The image below shows an orange, mold damaged magnetic stripe with sound loss (on top) and a "healthy" stripe (below).

film damage 2
Sound loss from mold damage
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