Turns out that, surprisingly, the USPS is... with enough money and if the files are large enough.
So, after setting up some space online to transfer 12 gigs of information, I started the download. Only 36 hours to go. Instead, the artist I'm working with dropped her tape in the mail yesterday evening, shelled out $16.25, and I had it in my hands when I got home from work at noon.
Now I'm dumping the footage and we're moving forward with this art project. Hopefully. ...having some issues with capture.
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