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Old June 16th, 2006, 03:59 PM   #1
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Consensus Cleaning Tape Practice?

What is the concensus on the proper cleaning tape?

The manual says to use a JVC though I note there isn't one for sale at B&H.

There are many discussions of the wet vs dry lubricants on tapes but I'm unclear how and if that applies to cleaning tapes as well.

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Old June 16th, 2006, 04:04 PM   #2
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Hi Daniel,

I bought a Panasonic cleaning tape last year and can attest that it does work with the HD-100 and BR50 deck. It has been rare to need it and frankly I've only needed to use the cleaning tape with rented ProHD equipment.
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Old June 19th, 2006, 11:13 AM   #3
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What is the concensus on the proper cleaning tape?
I have both a Maxell cleaner (from Circuit City) and a Panasonic one. Both seem fine. Have been using Panasonic DV tapes with the cam.
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Old June 19th, 2006, 09:06 PM   #4
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Hi Gang,

Hi Stephen, when do you use it?

I occasionally see a drop out on my tapes, very rare, should I try it.

Daniel I bought the JVC from their website...

http://www.jvcservice.com/store/Prod...?Part=M-DV2MCL

Good luck,

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Old June 21st, 2006, 02:50 PM   #5
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Same as the tape

The advice I have heard most commonly is to use whatever cleaning tape is offered by the same brand of tape you are using, whether it be JVC, Sony, etc.

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Old June 21st, 2006, 09:59 PM   #6
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The advice I have heard most commonly is to use whatever cleaning tape is offered by the same brand of tape you are using, whether it be JVC, Sony, etc.

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exactly thats also what I have heard.
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Old June 21st, 2006, 10:28 PM   #7
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Hi Gang,

Hi Stephen, when do you use it?

I occasionally see a drop out on my tapes, very rare, should I try it.

Daniel I bought the JVC from their website...

http://www.jvcservice.com/store/Prod...?Part=M-DV2MCL

Good luck,

Tom
It can't hurt Tom. I'm a big advocate of using only JVC tape in the camera and deck but if you rent or you have mixed tapes going over the heads, I recommend using the head cleaning tape as needed. I believe the manual states 20 hours.
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 12:22 PM   #8
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Is the JVC stock wet or dry lube?
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 07:31 PM   #9
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Is the JVC stock wet or dry lube?
It is dry!
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