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Old March 15th, 2006, 12:38 PM   #1
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What are those four metal thingies at the edge of the miniDV tape?

On cheaper MiniDV cassettes, they're just plastic. But what are they for when they're metal?
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Old March 15th, 2006, 12:47 PM   #2
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They are contacts for a chip that's built into some tapes that is used to store information. see:

http://www.shortcourses.com/video/ch...The%20Cassette
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