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Old 2007-06-18, 06:12 PM
Salva Veritate Salva Veritate is offline
Join Date: Feb 2007
I need an brief idiot's guide to lineage/generations please

Does VHS > VHS count as a generation because of tape degradation? For example, if the lineage goes VHS > VHS > VHS > DVD, what generation is it?

Is the original tape called master, 1st gen, or both? How significant is the quality loss between generations?

Is there any way I can tell or any program I can use to find out the generation, other than asking the trader? (this is probably a dumb question, but I noticed that people use a program to find out if a file is lossy-sourced or not and I was wondering if they have a similar program for lineage ID)
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