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Old September 3rd, 2004, 07:43 AM   #16
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Which Type of Panasonic Tape would you Prefer?

Hi,

I found many different types of Pana Tapes on B&H, which would you prefer?
I have been using the "AY-DVM60EJ3P (3 or 5 Pack bundle).
What about this:
AY-DVM60XJ 60 Minutes Mini DV Professional Video Cassette
AY-DVM63MQ 63 Minutes Mini DV Master Quality Video?

I do remember hearing and from reading that you shouldn't really mix the
tapes form different Brands, because of the Lubrication or something like that.
But within the Brand should be no Problem correct?
Hey want the best for my XL1s :D

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Old September 5th, 2004, 04:30 AM   #17
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I have moved you thread to our tape forum. Please take a look
around this forum because this question has been asked A LOT
here already. Thank you.
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Old October 6th, 2004, 02:51 PM   #18
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Which tape to use?

Hey,

The recent tape drop out thread got me thinking about using a consistant brand of professional tape for my newly purchased XL2. I would like to buy a bunch in bulk but am very conflicted over which brand to choose, also which grade. I'd say quality and dependability outweigh price. What are your recommendations? So far I think these may be a good choice? http://store.yahoo.com/protape/mini-dv-63-panasonic-pro.html

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Old October 6th, 2004, 04:13 PM   #19
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I've moved your thread to the tape forum. Your question has
been asked a lot already, please take a look at what is here
in this forum. It all depends on who you talk to. Some swear
by Sony, others will never use it for example. Etc. etc.
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Old October 22nd, 2004, 11:23 PM   #20
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what kind of DV tapes would you use...

I have heard many horrible stories about Sony wet lube type DV tapes(especially the ones with chips inside).

PANASONIC AY-DVM63MQ(master quality)tapes seem to be the least trouble free and stanard dry type tapes used amonst many professionals.

what kind of Mini DV Cassette tapes would you use on FX-1 use when you buy one?

Would you buy expensive special Sony HDV tapes(over 15 dollars a tape, wet type) or use regular mini DV tapes you have been using?
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Old October 23rd, 2004, 06:04 AM   #21
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Chris: I've moved your thread to our tape forum since it really has
nothing to do with the Sony FX-1 camera. Please take a look
around in this forum as well, your question must have been asked
a million times by now.
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Old February 10th, 2005, 07:02 PM   #22
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which tape?

Hi everybody

I do weddings with my VX-2100 and I always use the "Sony DVM-60EX 60 Minutes Excellence" with no problems so far. This tape from B&H costs about $8.00.

Doea any body know what is the practical difference of this tape with the cheaper sony "DVM-60PR Premium" $4.00? Does any body use the cheaper one for weddings, e.t.c?

Does it really worth of giving the extra $4.00?

Thank you in advance.
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Old February 10th, 2005, 07:12 PM   #23
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I have always used Sony DVM-60PR Premium and never had a problem. I order 100 at a time which drops the price down to $3.49 per tape.
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Old February 10th, 2005, 07:43 PM   #24
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I always used the premiums as well. Since last Feb, I has used well over 60 tapes with no problems at all in a variety of different cameras.
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Old February 11th, 2005, 04:05 AM   #25
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Go for the Premiums unless you're a habitual tape-swapper and you need the in-built chip to keep track of your timecode. There's some thought around that the Excellence tapes will be slit from the middle of the tape stock ribbon while the Premium get the slightly less even edge, but even so, Mini DV in SP has proved to be very reliable and dropouts are certainly not a major industry problem.

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Old February 12th, 2005, 11:33 AM   #26
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i use premiums for my 150, and panasonics for my 950, just so i know which camera it was shot with without having to play it back or read whats written on it etc.
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Old February 15th, 2005, 09:58 PM   #27
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ive used the Panasonic PQ series for my sony cams and have never had an issue.. for the Z1, i use the Pansonic MQ's and again, no issues..

i NEVER change tape brand though
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Old June 17th, 2009, 04:08 AM   #28
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Why exactly the PQs are damn close ?

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Sam,
Do a Search on this one. It's an extremely frequent topic and we probably have dozens of threads and hundreds of posts on tape.

The short answer: the MQ series is the best. The PQ series is damn close.


I Used the MQs and the PQs the same quality different price, i use the XH-A1..

It's not like you get crispier image or higher resolution by using the MQ.. right?

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Old June 17th, 2009, 04:50 AM   #29
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It's not like you get crispier image or higher resolution by using the MQ.. right?
Right. In digital as long as the tape doesn't stretch, shed its oxide or get mouldy in the humidity then the picture and sound quality will be the same whatever you record onto. In DV you can shoot LP, SP or DVCAM, they're all the same quality.

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Old June 17th, 2009, 12:44 PM   #30
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I stopped worrying about mixing tape brands in cheap camcorders awhile ago, at first with a couple older consumer miniDV cameras, and more recently with my HV20. I haven't experienced any noticeable difficulties as a result.
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