Blacking tapes

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    • #38846
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      That’s exactly what I wanted to say, but couldn’t make it more simple.

    • #168714
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      Blakin the tape will shorten the life span of your mini DV tape .

    • #168715
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      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
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      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
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      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…

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