videopunk Wrote:Hi, I was

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videopunk Wrote:

Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows of a company or service that selles MiniDV tapes that come pre-blacked?

I’ve searched online, and can only wonder why such a thing doesn’t exist. The benefits of blacked tapes in both production and post-production easily outweighs any cost there might be.

Thanks.

It doesn’t exist because pre-blacking DV tapes is a useless waste of time. If you handle tapes properly, you will never run into a non-continuous timecode on your recorded tape. (Or you can use an editor that doesn’t care).

On the other hand, taking a tip from PT Barnum (There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute), you may have given me an idea for a profitable business. Unethical, maybe, but profitable.

Steve

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