Blacking tapes

Viewing 7 reply threads
  • Author
    Posts
    • #38846
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      Is blacking your DV tapes necessary πŸ˜• What is the purpose? πŸ˜•
      Obviously a newby, and need to understand what it is I’m doing and what for.
      Thanks for your time and troubles.

  • #168711
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    Blacking tapes prevents the appearance of drops, hiccups etc. during the shoot, but more important, sets the time base correctly in case it were wrong (this can happen when you put a tape in the camcorder, then eject it without having recorded anything, then you put the tape back in and record).

  • #168712
    AvatarAnonymous
    Guest

    Blacking the tape is a good idea if you want to have a continuous timecode ie. 0:00:00 -1:00:00 with no breaks.

  • #168713
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    That’s exactly what I wanted to say, but couldn’t make it more simple.

  • #168714
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    Blakin the tape will shorten the life span of your mini DV tape .

  • #168715
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    komlor Wrote:

    Blakin the tape will shorten the life span of your mini DV tape .

    The recommended number of re-records to a miniDV tape is 5, everything above that number is at your own risk anyway. But most people only record once on each tape, so why should blanking be a problem?

  • #168716
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    svhs Wrote:

    komlor Wrote:

    Blakin the tape will shorten the life span of your mini DV tape .

    The recommended number of re-records to a miniDV tape is 5, everything above that number is at your own risk anyway. But most people only record once on each tape, so why should blanking be a problem?

    just gining fair warning.

  • #168717
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    Here’s an article about why we should not black/strip our tapes:
    http://www.dvuser.co.uk/Main%20pages/articles%20pages/striping%20tapes.html
    Well written, but I’ll stick to my beliefs for now…

  • Viewing 7 reply threads
    Log In

    Best Products

    The best audio and video recorders β€” 2020

    In this article, we’ll cover the best external recorders for both video and audio recording. Then, we’ll go over the specs we considered when making our selections so that you can choose the best recorder for your...
    homicide-bootstrap