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Old February 22nd, 2004, 04:35 PM   #1
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Mini DV Tapes "paradox"

Hello everyone :)
Could someone please explain to me different between following MDV tapes:

Panasonic: AY-DVM60XJ
AY-DVM63MQ
AY-DVM60EJ

JVC: M-DV63Pro
M-DV60ME

OK, I do know that XJ and 63MQ in Panasonic & 63Pro in JVC are Professional grade tapes. However I can’t find anywhere information about differences between those tapes… what make them so special? Will I see better performance of my recording videos – sound & video? Did those “pro” tapes will last longer – usage times & storage time?

I hear that practically all tapes are made by one company and it is no different between them…. I do not believe that…. Please put some light on those questions.
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Old February 22nd, 2004, 11:48 PM   #2
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I don't know. Why don't you just go with Fuji?
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Old February 23rd, 2004, 06:53 AM   #3
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Paul,
The tapes are not made by one manufacturer but the best thing you could do is run a search thru this forum for info on those tapes. There are probably 100's of posts regarding most of what you're asking.
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Old February 23rd, 2004, 01:27 PM   #4
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Thank you Frank & Don,

I'm in Canada and from Fuji I can get only basic tape not a PRO.
Regarding search this forum... hmmm... nobody post anything about Pana XJ, looks to me that XJ is for Canadian market equivalent to PQ (I think it is Pro Quality?) or maybe MQ (Master Quality?)in USA.

Any way THANK YOU :):):)
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Old February 23rd, 2004, 09:49 PM   #5
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http://www.dvfreak.com/tape.htm

Don't let the word, "pro," confuse you.
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Old February 23rd, 2004, 10:23 PM   #6
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I’m more confused then ever

Frank,

I checked dvfrek.com and posted links on that web site, I read most 99% posted messages on this forum and I’m more confused then ever!!!!

I don’t know but I think I will be use Panasonic AY-DVM60XJ unless someone will tell me that Sony tapes are better (wet system)
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Old February 24th, 2004, 03:05 AM   #7
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Why don't you just take my advice about Fuji miniDV tape. That's what a lot of "pro's" use.
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Old February 25th, 2004, 11:18 AM   #8
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never ending story…

Frank,

I don’t know what to tell you… I think two words will do: Thank You.

However I call couple TV Stations, two professional movie makers and several “PRO” Video Photographers and 75% recommended Panasonic, 15% Sony and 10% Fuji.

I guess it will be never ending story…

Any way, thank you very much for advice.
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Old February 25th, 2004, 02:35 PM   #9
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According to Pana tech last year, Fuji was making the higher end tapes for Pana. 15% Sony? for miniDV or DVCAM?
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Old February 25th, 2004, 02:45 PM   #10
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15% for Sony miniDV...

Do you have any extra info that Fuji made or making tapes for Pana?
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Old February 26th, 2004, 06:32 AM   #11
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I for one, given the frustrations of using Sony tapes with my XL1s would never recommened them. Switched to Pannies(Fuji) and very happy camper now...:-)
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Old February 26th, 2004, 03:22 PM   #12
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Paul, That's what I've read here and there, and a Pana tech mentioned this as well (they have made tape for them). I don't know which Pana model tape Fuji has made nor when. However, this is interesting: I have recieved a few official Pana cam pictures from Pana Japan at times, and one of these pictures had a Fuji tape sitting right next the cam. Oops!
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Old February 26th, 2004, 05:00 PM   #13
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He... He... He... Too bad for Pana, THANK YOU for all information :)
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