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The problem with using different brands is that they use different lubricants some use a dry type (panasonic) some use a wet type (sony) and they dont play well together. Imagine what happens when you mix dirt and water you get mud. and Playing uses the same head drum as recording which means that it will have the same issue as recording with different brands. As much as you can avoid playing different brands unless you know they use the same type of lubricant either wet or dry. If you can use the brand of the camera e.g. panansonic cam panasonic tape. They design the cameras with their tape in mind and while it wont make a difference really it couldent hurt to use what they intend for you to use.