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Old November 18th, 2005, 04:18 AM   #1
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Best tape for Sony Z1 and A1

I've just purchased a Sony Z1 and A1 and wondering what the best tape to use in it is. Is the Sony HDV tape worth the extra price? What is everyone's suggestion?
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Old November 19th, 2005, 08:41 AM   #2
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If you are working in HDV, HDV tape seems like reasonable option. Anyway, using very good and little bit cheaper DVCAM tapes would be ok.
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Old November 19th, 2005, 02:08 PM   #3
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As the HDV tapes were some time in coming a lot of users including myself have been using the good ol' Sony Premium tapes.... I've had absolutely no problems with these..
I reckon I'll continue to do so.


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Old November 20th, 2005, 05:39 PM   #4
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I'm also wondering if there is any other benefit to using those Sony HDV tapes or the DigitalMaster tapes. I mean the Sony Premiums are about maybe $3.00 per tape vs. the $12 to $13 for the HDV tapes.

Anyone want to commment on these tapes and any benefit they may have when using them in the FX1 or Z1 cameras?
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Old November 20th, 2005, 07:05 PM   #5
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When I videotape in HDV I buy the cheapest tapes I can get at Costco which is 8 tapes for 20 bucks.
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Old November 21st, 2005, 02:56 AM   #6
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I've always used the Sony Pemium tapes in the FX1 and Z1 and so do a few production houses here in Cardiff; we haven't had any problems with them...

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Old November 21st, 2005, 03:09 AM   #7
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Sony Premium

Sony Premiums here, never a problem, never a drop.

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