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Old May 22nd, 2007, 03:54 PM   #31
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I get mine at supermediastore.com.

They sell it $17 for 5 tapes which works out to $3.40 per tape.

http://supermediastore.com/panasonic...-tape-5pk.html
don't forget to calculate and pro-rate the shipping fee.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 07:58 PM   #32
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that's true AND untrue at the same time.

miniDV and HDV runs at the same rate (63 min tape, 63 min recording time)
DV CAM, on the other hand, runs at the faster rate (63 min tape, 42 recording time).
So, just an error on the web sites part. Thanks for clearing that up David.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 09:03 PM   #33
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Ive used the cheap pannys PQ?(by the crate bout $3.50 US) over the years.
When I got new cameras I went to Sony HD tapes (bout $10 us)Guess what?
I had more dropouts in a week with the Sony tapes than I did with the Cheap tapes in 5 years.
Better yet- now using cheap tapes in it, it works just fine.

Go figure?
Kinda like using a panny 1400 (guess what dvcpro hd worked fine on a 1200 with these tapes) deck and the old tapes AJ-P126L were 25 bucks and all of a sudden you have to use ELG/EMG tapes that cost allllllot more.
Still using 126L tapes ....guess what....its all good
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 09:20 PM   #34
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So, just an error on the web sites part. Thanks for clearing that up David.
no probs! Just realized that you're a fellow Aussie! I'm from Perth, WA.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 11:02 PM   #35
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What we're after here is cost effectiveness.
More than that is putting your money straight into someone else's profit margin.
Quality first, but after that, value for money, right?
Exactly. So based on this theory, if I could get a Panny DVM63AMQ for $11, and a JVC M-DV63PRO-HD for $9 - which is the most cost effective?

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no probs! Just realized that you're a fellow Aussie! I'm from Perth, WA.
Yeah, I've seen quite a few Aussies surfing these boards - nice to make your acquaintance.
So, you in Canada for work or for good...
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 07:08 AM   #36
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Exactly. So based on this theory, if I could get a Panny DVM63AMQ for $11, and a JVC M-DV63PRO-HD for $9 - which is the most cost effective?
IIRC, JVC doesn't manufacture tapes (I may be wrong). If they don't manufacture tapes and their tapes are lower priced than a company that manufacture tapes, logically (I'm not saying whether it's correct or otherwise) I trust the ones produced by a company that owns a tape manufacturing plant. At the same time, I'm biased against Sony, Maxell and JVC tapes (had experiences of dropouts with those brands).

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Yeah, I've seen quite a few Aussies surfing these boards - nice to make your acquaintance.
So, you in Canada for work or for good...
Unfortunately for the time being my status is "for good" but I'm still trying to find a way to go back there one day even if it's "only" going to be my final resting place. Although I'm an Indonesian-born, Aussie-raised, Chinese-Canadian. I feel myself more of an Australian than anything else... which is ironic since the only country of those three that I don't have citizenship of is Australia. :(
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 10:45 AM   #37
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I'm an Indonesian-born, Aussie-raised, Chinese-Canadian.
Haha, my wife's Indonesian Chinese with Australian citizenship. No plans to move to Canada though, but may eventually visit for a holiday one day.

Back on topic, the only tapes I've ever had problems with were Panasonic. The problems occurred using a Panasonic camera too.
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 11:20 AM   #38
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[QUOTE=Steve Chikesh;684296]Exactly. So based on this theory, if I could get a Panny DVM63AMQ for $11, and a JVC M-DV63PRO-HD for $9 - which is the most cost effective?

Assuming that the JVC tapes don't give you any problems, then it would be them, wouldn't it? In your case.
Me, I went for the Panny PQ's for $3.50 per hour... Work well. For me.
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 02:32 PM   #39
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Haha, my wife's Indonesian Chinese with Australian citizenship. No plans to move to Canada though, but may eventually visit for a holiday one day.

Back on topic, the only tapes I've ever had problems with were Panasonic. The problems occurred using a Panasonic camera too.
Just gimme a holler when you guys are coming here for a visit!

back on topic. Tapes, or anything for that matter, seems to be like "meant to be or not" situation. Me, for example, have never had good luck using Samsung and Sigma products, but my friend had nothing but great luck using Samsung and Sigma products. So the moral of this post is that if you've found something that works for you, stick with it.
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 03:58 PM   #40
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Any one else using Fuji Tapes?
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 07:10 PM   #41
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Any one else using Fuji Tapes?
I don't know whether this matters, but during my audio days, I only use Fuji or Ampex (but mostly Fuji) DAT and reel-to-reel
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