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Old May 30th, 2005, 06:57 AM   #1
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We are going to do an event soon and will need VHS tapes to sell video to competitors.

The individual videos will be very short 1-3 minutes and some may get one or a few of these clips on a tape

There are 5,10 and 20 minute VHS tapes available

What i am looking for is some suggestions for decent quality but inexepensive tapes i can use for this. I dont want anything that mught give me problems but i dont want to overspend on the tapes either.

If anyone has any suggestions on what tape/brand and also where to buy them in bulk throw them at me

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Old May 30th, 2005, 07:04 AM   #2
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Just a quick Google will get you started :)
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search
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Old May 30th, 2005, 07:11 AM   #3
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Just a quick Google will get you started :)
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thanks i do know how to look for it on google but i would like to know of any specific brand experiences/problems from people here at dvinfo.
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Old May 30th, 2005, 07:35 AM   #4
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I think that tape choice is up to you. I use TDK, others Sony, some Maxel. Try to get the highest grade you can though. The really high grade will last longer, and hold a signal better.
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I can recommend TDK EHG (http://www.tdk.com/recmedia/vhs/ehg.html). No doubt the other major brands have good tapes as well. As Keith said, try to get the highest grade you can. It does make a difference in the quality of the picture, unlike with Mini DV tape.
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Old June 2nd, 2005, 08:40 AM   #6
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I use a lot of Maxell 5 and 10 minute tapes I get from B&H. I never had any problems with them. Some of the more expensive tapes might produce a higher quality video, but Iíve found with VHS so much depends upon the VCR it is played back in that I donít overly concern myself with the tape, unless I know it will be played back a lot.
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