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Old November 18th, 2004, 02:28 PM   #1
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Erasing/Degaussing miniDV

Any ideas on the advisability, procedure for erasing mini-dv with a magnetic degausser?

Before the thread resorts to all the advice on not reusing tapes - yes, I know - but there are times when an old "junk" tape is all that is needed to fit the situation.

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Old November 22nd, 2004, 04:13 AM   #2
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I believe there are special miniDV tape erasers around, not sure
how good they would do their job. You can always try recording
a black video signal (ie, lens cap on) and disconnect the mic. and
then record that over your tape.
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Old November 23rd, 2004, 10:49 AM   #3
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I am erasing tapes in magnetic blanker bought years ago on sale. It was used for erasing old U-matic tapes on one TV station and they decided that they don't need one any more. Of course it can erase all kind of tapes. Procedure: I put tapes inside, switch magnet on, then put tapes on other side and switch on again. It works fine, but I wouldn't suggest to play with used tapes for any serious work. New tape is sometimes cheapest solution.
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