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Jerry Keener November 13th, 2002 09:20 PM

DV tape memory chips question
 
I am wondering what the pro's and con's might be of being able to utilize the "IC" or memory function on the more expensive DV tapes. In reading through the GL2 manual, I noticed that it does not support the use of the memory chips on the tape. Is this a big deal? Should I be concerned about this?
Any info on this would be appreciated.

(note that I searched for this topic before posting and didn't find any specific discussions about this feature, or lack thereof on the GL2.)

Adrian Douglas November 13th, 2002 10:55 PM

The IC chips store information about time, date and camera settings, but only functions with Sony cameras. I'm not too sure about the GL2 but I know the XL1 stores this info in the video stream. I guess the GLs would do the same.

Ken Tanaka November 14th, 2002 12:25 AM

You are correct, Adrian. The GL2 functions the same as the XL1s in this regard. Purchasing chipped-tapes for Canon cameras would be a waste of money.


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