Apologies if this hasn't been posted in quite the right area.
I'm still trying to get my head around the various options for recording - I know many aspects of videography are purely down to personal opinion/preference/experience.
Do people still prefer to record on tape? And how does the quality and size compare to that of say solid state memory/SD cards/MiniDV/HDD - I'll admit I'm quite confused by all the thousands of abbreviations used in the video world. I'm not a techie geek by nature, although my other half is, so I've picked up some knowledge just from being around him & his computery/tech equipment.
If somebody could enlighten me on the benefits and/or disadvantages of the above - and provide a short, sweet guide for dummies, one would be very grateful!