I'm about to start filming a documentary which is going to need an awful lot of tape stock, and am just about to order the tapes for it.
I shoot on a HVR Z1, and was planning on shooting the piece using Sony's DVM-63HD tapes (the mini DV ones designed for use in HD mode - but not as expensive as the Digital Master tapes)
But while rummaging through various websites I noiticed that JVC have a HD tape too - the MDV63ProHD-MC (JVC Pro HD) which is considerably cheaper too. (Sony is minimum £6.99, JVC is minimum £5.80 inc VAT)
If I shot it on JVC would I be a fool or a winner?
p.s. if anyone knows where I can get cheaper than the above prices for wither of the tapes - let me know!!
Thanks a lot