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- This topic has 2 replies, 1 voice, and was last updated 16 years ago by Anonymous.
- April 2, 2004 at 4:50 PM #38617AnonymousInactive
This must be a real dumb question. I tried to find a review of the best current tapes but it must be too basic. Is there a real difference in quality from brand to brand?
- April 6, 2004 at 8:59 PM #168432AnonymousInactive
Just wanted to let you know that there are better (and more expensive of course) tapes available from online retailers such as B&H. I generally use these for making my master video. When shooting a project that’s important (like anything needing reproduction), a few extra bucks for top quality tapes is insignificant. Is there a qualatative difference that can be measured? Not sure, but why chance it. My rationale is that I absolutely do not want tape failure and, as mentioned, a few extra bucks for a professional quality tape gives me some re-assurance and peace of mind.
- May 28, 2004 at 12:27 PM #168433AnonymousInactive
For mini DV it would be sony Excellence tapes. They are self lubricating (sp) so your heads will stay clean. Now as far as DVC PRO tapes go I thought only panasonic really supported this line hence all tapes were Pana. I think sony recently made a 24p Pro camera thou… so maybe they are coming out with there own line of tapes.
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