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Recommended DV tapes?

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by Lex, Nov 21, 2002.

  1. Lex

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    Hi all,

    Anyone got any thoughts/experience on different brands of DV tape?

    The Sony (as usual) are the most expensive, but is there any notable performance difference between them and a cheaper brand such as MAXELL or PANASONIC?

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    No, you would Not notice the the difference.

    Buy the Panasonic and be happy( £2.50)....
     
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    I read a review a few months/years ago that recommended that you always use the same make of tape. This is because the coatings on the tape obviously rub off onto the camcorder heads and when some different coatings mix they can cause problems with recording and playback (or something along thise lines:confused: ).
    I have got a Sony camcorder and I got given 10 tapes when I bought it. As you say Sony tapes are the most expensive and it looks like they are what I am stuck useing :mad: :rolleyes:

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  4. Lex

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    Do you guys ever use the tapes more than once - or does that give you major drop-out?
     
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    That is right, try to use the same brand of tapes.

    I preffer to buy a new ones, so I do no know what happens if you use them often.

    I don't think there will be problem...
     
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    I only use each tape once.
    There is some loss of quality when a tape is reused, it is personal opinion as to weather this is acceptable/noticeable or not. As I say I play it safe and use a new tape each recording. With tapes now only a couple of pounds each it is no longer a major financial outlay for tapes. Also you will always have your original recordings to go back to if needed!

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