Just interested to find out what your opinion is on selecting Mini DV tapes?
I have Panasonic NVGS400 in case you don't already know
and have been using Panasonic tapes as I read once that you are best to use the same brand tape as the camcorder???
I normally use the basic Panasonic DVC tapes about £1 each but recently bought some Panasonic AY-DVM63PQ better quality tapes about £2 a tape.
Must admit I can't really tell the difference in fairness ??
I remember reading somewhere that the better quality /more expensive tapes wont give better quality but are less likely to show faults??
oh yea do you guys use a tape once and that's it or how many times can you safely re record over a tape before you notice deterioration ???
Is it best to record with a lens cap on to produce a black recording if you are going to re record over a tape again or is one recording a tape the best way to go ???
I make sure to store my tapes upright and fully rewound ...I also fast forward and rewind them ever 6 months.
I have footage also stored on HD'S and DVD's just in case
Just really interested to hear what you more experienced guys do or recommend with regards tape selection , re use and storage