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    does anyone know a good store that sells the cheapest priced Sony HDV tapes?

    I'm a student in college and I checked out a store, which was charging quite a lot for them... hopefully someone is selling them for a a lot cheaper.

    BTW, I reside in Canada...

    Thanks,

    Harry

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    A tape is a tape is a tape.

    There is no such thing a an 'HDV' tape - just use DV tapes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark W View Post
    A tape is a tape is a tape.

    There is no such thing a an 'HDV' tape - just use DV tapes.
    really? I thought you couldn't use a DV tape to film HDV?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryT View Post
    really? I thought you couldn't use a DV tape to film HDV?
    I do, without any problems.


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    Wild specualtion... I suspect that people are miseld because of

    1) Ill informed shop assistants,
    2) HDV labels on tapes, but often no DV label - clearly the industry wants us all to go HDV,
    3) The assumption cos HDV is 'better' that it needs 'better' tapes.

    HDV needs a good tape - like DV. The bit rate of HDV is actually LOWER than DV so deop outs may be less likely but because of the data structure of HDV a drop out may look worse.

    I have never noticed any brand of tape being better - regualr drop outs have always been a camera fault.

    A drop of rate of about once or twice per one hour tape is often cited as 'normal' and I would agree with that.

    Maybe avoid the first ten seconds or so of each tape - this is where lots of drop outs seem to happen.
    Last edited by Mark W; 02-15-2008 at 04:10 PM.

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