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Old January 5th, 2003, 04:09 AM   #1
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format DV tapes?

just want to know is it possible to format used DV tapes? and how many times you can record over a single DV tapes before it degrades?
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Old January 5th, 2003, 05:14 AM   #2
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Tests were done recording over a short segment many times without dropouts here:

However, when I play back my DV footage, I notice dropouts after the 6th to 8th playback.

I don't think it's a good idea to re-use tape, unless it's footage you don't really care about. If you're shooting a wedding, on the other hand, I suggest using high quality, new tape.
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