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Re: NO p2 for me! Forget it!

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Serge Rodnunsky
Re: NO p2 for me! Forget it!
on Apr 4, 2005 at 4:21:02 am

I'm sure they'll be plenty of tape around in 10years as I'm sure they'll be cars and film.

I've never had a problem with a tape in almost 50 films.
None of the things you mentioned. That's 100's of hours of recording.
I usually rent new cameras so I've never seen one eat a tape.
I've had a few tapes eaten by decks. But thats usually way downstream in post and rarely at the source tape level and even and eaten tape is usually 99% salvagable.

Not answering the basic question.

How do I conveniently, safely, and cost effectively record four hours a day of material on a P2 system.

I'm all for getting rid of the need for expensive decks, but $1700 4gig flashcards that record only 5min. aren't going to cut it. That's 20 per hour, if I'm out remote I would need 80 cards to be safe that's what $130k in p2 flashcards. Then I've got to get them back to the editor at the end of the day to be dumped over and then erase them all for the next days shoot?
This seems a very bizarre workflow to me.

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