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Ralph Hajik
What tape to use?
on Jun 10, 2008 at 6:03:45 pm

Hi Don & all Video Pros,

I was thinking about buying a new HD camcorder since I'm presently shooting with a Canon GL2. The SD tapes are pretty cheap until you move to HD. When shooting HD Video, can you use SD tape or is it best to shoot using HD tape? There's a be difference in price on the tapes. When shooting SD, I never record over the same tape. Because of the huge price difference when you shoot HD using HD tape, do you recommend using the HD tape once or can you record over that and how many times before going to another HD tape? Sorry if I asked to many Qustions.

Thanks,

Ralph Hajik




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Craig Alan
Re: What tape to use?
on Jun 17, 2008 at 4:36:44 am

You can use dv tape for HDV. Many do without a problem. If you're given a budget go for the better stock. Don't reuse. Most inportantly stick with one brand and kind of tape. Do a search for mini-dv tape you'll get lots of posts to read.

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