Posted by Spex on 12/31/07 08:36
David Ruether wrote:
> What HDV tape do you use, and what problems (if any)
> have you had (I tried Sony Mini-DV EX, but the drop-out
> rate was too high - two in 24 minutes of recorded time).
> I lean toward Sony or Fuji HDV tape, but I'm open for
> other suggestions.
I have shot many many hours of HDV on my XH-A1 and have yet to have a
single drop out. I always use new tapes but from Panasonic, JVC and
Sony depending what is in stock or on offer at the time of purchase.
I try to get Sony Excellence but that was out of habit from my pd150
days. The tape mixing problems of old no longer apply to modern tape
I am super careful of where I change tapes to prevent particulate and
moisture ingress. I'm not saying this will prevent all drop outs but it
certainly reduces them to a minimum.
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