Sony Premium Mini DV Tapes

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  1. andicd

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    Are Sony Premium Mini DV Tapes compatible with a Sony Z1E camcorder recording in HD?

    If not what tapes are compatable with this camcorder for HD recording

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    Yes, they will work fine.

    If you are worried about dropouts the "HDV" tapes are supposed to be better, but most seem to use the Premium tapes with no problem.
     
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    Use them with the HC1 and FX1 without any problems..:cool:
     
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    I have used the Premium Mini DV tapes in my A1E for the last 6 months with no problems. I never re use a tape when shooting, only when making rough edits. That said I have not experienced any issues when re using tapes. As I work underwater locations are expensive and tape is cheap!
     
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    i have used sony premium tapes for the last 18 months,people who say they have never had dropouts with them must be luckier than me as i find i get dropouts every one or two tapes i use with my hc-1 and fx-7 but as they are so cheap it does not bother me and infrequent drops are easily edited out.chris
     
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    Interesting that you are suffering from drop outs. I have only had a drop out problem with a batch of Sony Premiums that were badly stored by the retailer. I spent ages trying to fix a non existant problem with my camera but then spoke to 2 other people who had bought tape from the same retailer and had the same problem.
    I now get mine from Amazon and have no probs.
     
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    I agree there, I think chrishull3 may have been unlucky. Ive used them virtually exclusively for more than 4 years now, Initially with the vx2100 ( SD ) later with
    FX1 and HC1.. no drop outs...yet
    Sources.:. Amazon, Tapecity ( online but their actual shop is 5 min from me), and in an emergency...Comet:blush:!!
    Needless to say, Emergencies are far and few, not because I dont trust Comets stock... but the prices..:rolleyes:!
     
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    senu i must be unlucky, your jammy no dropouts in 4 years,on most sites i go to cam users like me get the odd drop out and dont worry,i can stand one every 2 or so tapes but i wish i had your luck,all the best chris
     

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