Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Recording heads

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Kilbirnie Ayrshire

    Default Recording heads

    Being new to videography I've been reading every thing i can about the subject, and one thing thats got me concerned is a tip i read in Digital Video mag.about tapes. I was told to "stripe" the tape before filming which meant ,keeping the lens cap on and recording a black film !!
    Picture the scene-- Im going to video a wedding and say im going to use 10 tapes ( 10hrs ) if i stripe the 10 tapes =10hrs then record the 10tapes=10hrs then download the 10tapes to PC = 10hrs then end up with 1hrs film how many hours filming can i expect to produce before i have to replace the recording heads or worse the camera

    My Cam. is a Canon XM2

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Blog Entries


    I've never striped a tape in my life. It hasn't killed me yet. It's one of those 'top tips' the 'experts' like to spout to fill up magazine space. The only advantage is an unbroken time code. To me, you're taking a brand new tape and making it a used one.

    More importantly, why are you using 10 tapes for one wedding?? Thats a lot of footage to edit.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Kilbirnie Ayrshire

    Default Striping tapes

    Hi Marc -- 10 tapes was just a hypothetical figure to try and work out the

    mathematics Alex C

Similar Threads

  1. How to clean vcr heads without damaging and opening the VCR
    By peruano in forum Blu Ray, DVD, SVCD and VCD authoring
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-21-2007, 08:44 AM
  2. Wear on recording heads
    By Alex C in forum Forum Announcements and News
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-13-2007, 06:59 PM
  3. How to clean and demagnetize the VCR heads?
    By peruano in forum Technology advice and tips
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-20-2006, 09:31 AM
  4. Big Heads
    By Psychopompus in forum User Videos
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-05-2006, 10:25 AM
  5. Recording Heads Again !! And striping tape
    By Alex C in forum Technology advice and tips
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-08-2005, 04:58 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts