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Old November 13th, 2002, 09:20 PM   #1
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DV tape memory chips question

I am wondering what the pro's and con's might be of being able to utilize the "IC" or memory function on the more expensive DV tapes. In reading through the GL2 manual, I noticed that it does not support the use of the memory chips on the tape. Is this a big deal? Should I be concerned about this?
Any info on this would be appreciated.

(note that I searched for this topic before posting and didn't find any specific discussions about this feature, or lack thereof on the GL2.)
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Old November 13th, 2002, 10:55 PM   #2
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The IC chips store information about time, date and camera settings, but only functions with Sony cameras. I'm not too sure about the GL2 but I know the XL1 stores this info in the video stream. I guess the GLs would do the same.
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Old November 14th, 2002, 12:25 AM   #3
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You are correct, Adrian. The GL2 functions the same as the XL1s in this regard. Purchasing chipped-tapes for Canon cameras would be a waste of money.
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