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Old April 14th, 2006, 06:15 PM   #1
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New "FULL SIZE" HDV tapes from Sony

Just read that Sony has released the ONLY -- so far -- full-size HDV tapes:

PHDV-186DM ---- offers 124M with DVCAM
PHDV-276DM ---- offers 184M with DVCAM

Obviously, Sony didn't do this just for fun -- which means someone must be going to release a new HDV camcorder at NAB that will use these tapes.

Could this mean a shoulder-mount "Z1" with 1440x1080 CCDs? With 24F? Under $10,000?
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Old April 14th, 2006, 07:22 PM   #2
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Thats what I'm hoping for :D
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Old April 14th, 2006, 07:25 PM   #3
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I thought I read somewhere that Sony had introduced a new HDV deck which takes the larger tapes. Or did I imagine that?...
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Old April 14th, 2006, 07:39 PM   #4
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I thought I read somewhere that Sony had introduced a new HDV deck which takes the larger tapes. Or did I imagine that?...
this is true.
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Old April 14th, 2006, 07:56 PM   #5
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Awhile back I predicted an HDV replacement for the DSR-250. Wouldn't surprise me to see one at NAB.
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Old April 15th, 2006, 05:05 AM   #6
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Simply Sony release now a new line of HDV desktop player/recorder and they can make a big business by selling expensive tapes specially branded "HDV", since they missed this market with the cameras. (who ever put an HDV tape in his HDV camera before ?). I was their mistake since one of the big point they pushed was that HDV was DV compatible.
So whe they released HDV tapes that cost 4x the price of a DV tape, guess what happens.
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Old April 15th, 2006, 07:50 AM   #7
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I use the HDV tapes. It is what they recommended and it is what I bought. In the beginning, who knew for sure? Now I continue to use them because I have no trouble at all with them.
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Old April 15th, 2006, 10:01 AM   #8
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can you use these in the other hdv cameras? Xlh1?
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Old April 15th, 2006, 10:09 AM   #9
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Nope, because the XL H1 accepts only the Mini size. These cassette shells are significantly larger (full size).
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Old April 17th, 2006, 12:00 PM   #10
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We use the Sony PDV-184DM standard cassette for (VTR) DV production and the PHDVM-63DM mini in our FX-1 and A-1 camcorders. This is Sony's top-of-the-line DVCAM product. I'll bet it's cheaper than the "new" HDV tape and may be the same thing.
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Old April 17th, 2006, 01:32 PM   #11
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... and that is exactly what Sony wants to avoid.
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 01:54 AM   #12
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These tapes would work great for Time-lapsing using a HDV feed into a next-M10 VTR and record over 3 hours of time lapse HDV which can be sped up in post.
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