A couple years ago, I nervously left tape behind and began shooting everything to compact flash cards. Dazzled with the promise of a tape free workflow and never digitizing again, I never stopped to think about the benefits I'd be giving up. Believe it or not, there are still 5 good reasons to shoot on tape.
Recorded a wedding this weekend, using our usual set up, three canon gl2 cameras, maxell mini dv tapes(new), perfect weather and lighting. Ran head cleaner in all cameras before loading tapes 1.
Tape 2 from camera 1 has only right edge of frame recorded, the rest is pix elated gray on entire length of tape, this is on play back in camera. Tape 3 camera 3 is completely black. Was using the lcd screen at time and all seemed fine until I started to capture video into Abode. Very uneasy now about lost wedding footage in the future. What could have happened?
Every once in a blue moon, a technology announcement goes from the usual to the revolutionary. With Sony's announcement of their tiny AVCHD high-definition camcorder with an interchangeable lens system, the revolution of interchangeable lenses has begun.
<span style="font-size: 7.5pt; color: black; font-family: Verdana;">Hi, I know little about the technical aspects of cameras. I plan on spending a nice chunk of savings on a one- or three-chip video camera. I love the convenience of direct-to-hard drive storage. However, I have never been able to get a definite answer as to whether or not I am losingpicture quality by not recording it to a DV Tape. Is this the case?<o:p></o:p></span>
We have captured some 60 hours of DV tape using Adobe Premier Pro CS3 for a doc project. We (2 different shooters), realized that our varied and inconsistently named TAPE NAMES that are part of the Meta Data when captured, are causing problems for our editor when we create EDLs (Editing Decision Lists for use in his AVID system)
Is it possible to easily, or globally RENAME our Original captured Tape Names encoded using Bridge or another solution???