Mini Dv Rewinder Recommendation

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    • #44154
      Avataramvid
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      Any suggestions about reliable mini DV rewinder, to save wear on camera? The one manufactured by Sakar does not get strong reviews – some claim it has eaten tapes.

    • #185039
      AvatarRob
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      As long as you don’t rewind during playback (aka watching the image rewind) you don’t have to worry about wearing out your camera.

    • #185040
      AvatarSteveMann
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      DO NOT EVER use a mini-dv rewinder.

      They do not have the tape’s tension monitor and do not sense the end of the reel like a camera does. The rewinder stops when it slams the tape to a halt at the end. You could easily see the leader come off the hub and then you would have a useless tape in need of repair, or worse a broken tape.

      I should WISH that I have enough business that wearing out a camera would be a problem.

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