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Old May 19th, 2008, 12:34 AM   #1
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What Tape is better for JVC 110U

In the last week We use Panasonic AY-DVM60EJ and TOO MANY DROPS, A LOT OF DROPS, what Tape is better performance for the 110U?????. In the case in there is not a JVC SHOP in the area , the las friday we buy in a Turist SHOP, they have a MiniDV tape , but , obviously , no JVC PRO HD TAPE. That is the question.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 07:32 AM   #2
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Order some JVC Pro HD stock and you'll notice a difference in the number of drop outs. The correct stock rarely has a hit while other forms take quite a few hits. It's worth the wait for the JVC Pro tape stock.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 11:37 AM   #3
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panasonic AMQ works very well for around $7.50 per tape. most consumer tape is bad news, with perhaps the exception of Maxell ( which appears to make JVC brand tape FWIW )

I just got a few JVC consumer tapes, we'll see how well they work. I may be doing some webcast type shooting and if i can get some cheaper tape to work it would be good as its a low paying quickie 1hr job every couple of weeks.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 01:15 PM   #4
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I use TDK stock, and it works pretty darn well. I get very few drops compared to other brands, and it's really inexpensive. I also make sure to clean my heads about every 10 hours of use and stick to one type of tape stock.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 01:16 PM   #5
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Hello
when i used tape i used PANASONIC AY-DVM60EJ for over 7yrs

I used it for my CANON XL1S/ SONY FX1/ JVC GY HD110

NEVER AND I REPEAT NEVER HAD DROP OUTS

You must stick with one brand

Just My thoughts on the subject

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Old May 19th, 2008, 03:43 PM   #6
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I've had drop outs with Sony and JVC entry level tapes. maybe 1 per hour. (not to be confused with FCP segmenting issues from phantom drop outs... different thread) but I have a Focusenhancments JVC HD100 DTE drive now mounted on the back of my HD110, havn't looked back since. Basically 90% of what I do, the tape is just backup in case my Hard Drive has an issue (has'nt in 200 hours of use yet) so I just picked up about 80 JVC DVC tapes from K-mart for about 99 cents a piece. It must be a close out as JVC repackages them, or maybe K-mart is dropping JVC as a brand.. but they are fair.. and 99 cents a piece.. I cleane out K-mart. Now for something more high end broadcast/narrative/bigger dollars than local weddings... I shoot JVC ProHD HDV tapes.. Everyone says they are made for the JVC ProHD camcorders and use a different/better lubricant than normal stock tapes.. so $7 a tape for one of those (bought in 10+ bulk price) is fine.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 07:25 PM   #7
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I used JVC Pro HD tape from day one and the thing still has drop outs.

I switched to Sony HDV tape and have had only 1 drop out since (well over a year)
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Old May 20th, 2008, 10:03 AM   #8
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The Tape

Thanks for the comments, I learn a lot.

Carlos.
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 06:18 PM   #9
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Never use sony tapes if you use other brands, they have a different type of lubricant. You can switch among JVC, Panasonic or Fuji tapes. Make a search, this subject has been discussed here before.
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