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Old September 1st, 2003, 08:52 PM   #1
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MiniDV Tapes (Best Brands?)

as per the topic.

What are the best readily-available tapes to use with an XL1/XL1s? what do you all use? I've heard sony tapes aren't the greatest so i've ruled those out unless someone says otherwise.
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Old September 1st, 2003, 09:20 PM   #2
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Probably the most often asked question at DV Info. Do a search and you'll find every brand being recommended and defamed. Many polls have been done and Panasonic is probably the numbers winner. Pick a readily available tape brand in your area and stick to it.
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Old September 2nd, 2003, 12:26 AM   #3
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;) thanks!
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I suppose at some point we should gather the better tape-brand threads, merge them and stick 'em to the top of the list to make them easier to find. I don't think we need a separate forum for this topic, though... after all, it's tape.
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Old September 2nd, 2003, 02:29 PM   #5
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<<<-- Originally posted by Chris Hurd : I suppose at some point we should gather the better tape-brand threads, merge them and stick 'em to the top of the list to make them easier to find. I don't think we need a separate forum for this topic, though... after all, it's tape. -->>>


I Agree with the sticky for "best tape brand" ;) and any other such Frequently Asked Questions should also be stickied :P
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Old September 2nd, 2003, 03:16 PM   #6
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I just use whatever duct tape I can find at Costco. Comes in packs of three rolls and will stick just about anything to the outside of the XL1s. :-)

As for INSIDE the XL1s, I use Fuji 60-minute tapes. Might try the 80-minute, but only if the thickness is identical. Will probably buy one and measure it with a micrometer just to make sure.

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Old September 5th, 2003, 10:08 AM   #7
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I use SONY tapes and never had any problems with them. But then again I rarely use the same tape twice, so perhaps thats a reason for no problems. But perhaps a lot go for Panasonic cos they are a little cheaper.
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