For best long-term storage, rewind video cassettes
To prevent damage, you should protect videotapes
uniformly for even tension before boxing. Tapes should
by covering them when they are not in use. Keeping
always be in one of two places-in the VTR or in the
them in dustproof cassette containers prevents the
original box. Stand videotape boxes upright. Do not
accumulation of airborne dust on the tapes. Dust can be
store tapes in a horizontal position. This can cause
a prime cause of dropout. Body oils and salts from your
bending and distorting of reel flanges that can be a major
fingertips can pick up and hold foreign particles that,
cause of tape edge damage.
when transferred to the tape, cause dropouts.