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Old June 17th, 2009, 04:16 PM   #31
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I use the Canon Master Tapes. They are expensive (about $22.00 each) but I have never had a problem. At the same time, this is the only tape i've ever used so I dont have anything to compare it to.
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Old June 18th, 2009, 10:53 AM   #32
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Those pricey Canon tapes have got to be fantastically high-margin cash cows for Canon (assuming they sell at least enough volume that low-volume production costs don't eat the profit). It wouldn't shock me to find out they're simply re-branded Sony HDV tapes, with both Sony and Canon laughing all the way to the bank.
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Old June 18th, 2009, 02:56 PM   #33
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I don't see many people on here using Maxell tapes. Is there any particular reason? That's all I've ever used and they haven't given me problems. They are readily available everywhere and can be had for quite cheap.

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Old June 18th, 2009, 03:35 PM   #34
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I use Maxell tapes often. Never had a problem with them. Sam's club (which is convenient for me) sells multi-packs of the regular Maxell miniDV tapes, that work out to well under $3/ea, and B&H sells the Maxell Pro miniDV tapes for $5/ea.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...nute_Mini.html
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