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Old June 22nd, 2006, 01:30 PM   #1
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I just realized that I'm down to only 1 of the Sony HD tapes, and nowhere around here carries them. I'm going to need them for tomorrow but doesn't look like I'll be able to get them. Am I still able to shoot in HDV (I have the HC1) with a regular minidv tape?
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 01:46 PM   #2
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Yes absolutely.
Any MiniDv tape wil record HDV video.

Recommend due to possible lubrication-compatability issues that it's preferable to stay with one brand, so if you can get hold of Sony Premiums for example they should be fine.

I use Sony Premiums 95% of the time and are fine. The very few times i've had dropouts are when i ran out of sony Premium and used a JVC tape. Those tapes caused noticeably more issues than Sony tapes, so it's my personal opinion not to recommend JVC tapes, although others mileage may vary, as they say..

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Old June 22nd, 2006, 03:01 PM   #3
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Thank you very much!
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