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Old November 29th, 2004, 03:07 AM   #16
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I agree with Joel.

To keep the original tape as a backup is a very good idea. And I believe most people do that.
I also copy the finished project back to a new tape as a backup.
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Old November 29th, 2004, 08:09 AM   #17
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One thing to consider is that when you re-use tape, you can accidentally erase good footage. (I've done this once.)
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Old November 29th, 2004, 09:47 PM   #18
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Alright, so I've decided, I'm going to be using minidisc for all my rough recordings, and when I do proper ones/final ones I will be doing so straight onto my camera. Thanks for all the advice.

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Old January 14th, 2005, 09:38 AM   #19
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Tape is an very cost and space efficient way to archive video. You get 1 hour ov video (equivalent to 13 GB of file space) on a tiny cassette. Beats CDs and DVDs (as data media) hands down.

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