master tape

master tape

[′mas·tər ′tāp]
(computer science)
A magnetic tape that contains data which must not be overwritten, such as an executive routine or master file; updating a master tape means generating a new master tape onto which supplementary data have been added.
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Tenders are invited for Paper and cardboard processed (original master tape for S-5467E risograph RZ970E, the original master tape Riso Black GR / TR 1610 for risograph Riso CR1610E)
It is thought boss Brian Epstein kept the master tape and it ended up in the hands of a collector, who is now selling it at auction in London on Tuesday with an estimate of PS30,000.
In going back to the original master tape and using cutting edge encoding technology this maximizes the quality of this new presentation of The Nutcracker in High Definition.
HOT on the heels of their T in the Park appearance, it's disco 2009 from the Franz lads on this brilliantly inventive track that would have Giorgio Moroder raking through his back catalogue for the original master tape.
On BBC Radio 4 arts programme Front Row, to be broadcast on Thursday, Sir Paul says he still has a master tape of the work and adds: "The time's come for it to get its moment".
In addition, both the Decca and the LIM displayed a touch of hard glassiness in the upper midrange, which I assume to be a part of the original master tape.
He revealed that State Security Service (SSS) operatives stormed the broadcaster's Abuja office on Sunday 14 May and took away the master tape of the documentary which was sponsored by a group campaigning against the bid.
The court heard that the former Gosforth GP rigged up a secret camera in his bathroom to take pictures of a woman friend using the toilet before transferring his footage onto a master tape.
The master tape is your highest quality tape from which all the copies are made.
The unlabelled acetate - a record made directly from a master tape - was buried at the bottom of a box of records purchased by Tom Fisher, 34, who runs Rat Records inMr Fisher said: ``It's a pretty healthy mark-up, I can't really complain.
Rely on a professional to help you edit and prepare the master tape.