Question video tape repair recorder WANTED

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  1. NTTDS

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    not sure if this in the correct thred,MODS please re-locate if required.

    I have many video tapes with lots of sports items on them from the 1990's,
    some of the video tapes are the five hour ones.
    Some of the tapes have snapped/broken.
    Can any one supply details of where I can buy a video machine that I
    can thread the tapes through,like the old reel to reel audio tapes.
    Then copy onto a hard drive.
    Thanks in advance
     
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    Welcome to the forum

    No such machines exist.

    It is virtually impossible to splice video tape together unless you ensure that the splice never goes across the video head. It would immediately clog or even terminally damage the head.

    A fiddly solution is to take the split tape and end the tape where the split is and put the second 'half' into another cassette shell... so you end up with two playable cassettes.
     

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