[MacDV] Mini DV tapes

Gordon Alley gordon at gordonalley.com
Sun Sep 14 19:53:56 PDT 2008

I've been using the same tapes, and they've worked pretty well in my
new Canon HV30 (but because it is new, my experience is limited). I
did get 1 dropout in each of 2 out of 4 tapes that I recorded. There
was one event where I got a dropout during capture, but I was able to
recapture that piece of video without an error, and seamlessly edited
it into the sequence so you can't tell there was a problem. Another
time it wasn't recoverable, so I fudged it with a cross-dissolve


On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 7:55 PM, CFlatow <cflatow at optonline.net> wrote:
> Folks,
> I have been using TDK DVC60 Superior Grade and Sony DVM60PR2 Premium grade
> for my personal work at a cost of about $3/tape and we have been using Sony
> DVM63 HD tapes for the professional work at the office at about $9/tape.
> I called a retailer where my employer buys their tapes to ask about
> different tape grades. He said that DVM and DVC were designations that were
> interchangeable. He also said that the $9 tapes were specially designated
> for HD, but as far as he knew, either tape would do the job and he was not
> aware of any specific differences between them.
> I would love to learn from the collected wisdom of this group about any
> differences you may have found between the $3 tape and the $9 tape.
> TIA,
> Carl

Gordon B. Alley

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