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HDV tape and Mini-DV tape are one and the same. The only difference may be that if you use a regular consumer level tape vs. one marketed as a professional level or Master Quality tape is that you may experience a few more drop outs on the consumer-level tape than the Master tapes, but in the past I’ve found that both have performed the same. And the brand may effect your performance. In the past, just in SD recording Mini-DV, I found that Maxell-branded tapes, both consumer and Master tapes, provided a great video, whereas JVC-branded tapes I found had a lot more drop-outs.