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).
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).
Sound loss from mold damage