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Old July 27th, 2019, 11:25 AM   #1
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XH-A1 record tapeless

I have been recording DV videos with XH-A1 to datavideo DN-60A recorder for several years. I now want to record in HDV and I need to record segments longer than 1 hour, which is as long as a tape will run. I can't find a way to record tapeless, a tape needs to be running or I can't record. Any suggestions?
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Old July 27th, 2019, 12:39 PM   #2
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Re: XH-A1 record tapeless

Hi Bob, you chose the correct board to post in, however...

I just took a look through our DataVideo forum and there are several discussions there about using the DN-60 with an XH-A1. You may receive additional replies here, but in the meantime you might want to browse through our DataVideo section, located at https://www.dvinfo.net/forum/datavid...ies-recorders/

Hope this helps,
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Old August 6th, 2019, 07:09 AM   #3
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Re: XH-A1 record tapeless

There were 80 minute DV/HDV cassettes available. They would give an extra 20 minutes of record time before end of tape if that helps. The tape was thinner and arguably not as durable as 60 minutes, but that might not be an issue if the money recording is to tapeless media.
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Old August 6th, 2019, 11:02 AM   #4
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Re: XH-A1 record tapeless

Thanks Don, I bought several 80 minute tapes.

Also thanks to Roger Van Duyn, who answered my question on how to record tapeless or continue to record after the backup tape runs out. System Setup/DV Control/ON
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Old August 6th, 2019, 11:26 AM   #5
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Re: XH-A1 record tapeless

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System Setup/DV Control/ON
Ah, yes... I had forgotten about that one.

Been a long time. Too long. Thanks for the follow-up, Bob!
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Old August 7th, 2019, 07:54 AM   #6
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Re: XH-A1 record tapeless

Interesting! From the notes on page 74 of the manual

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While both this camcorder and a connected device are recording, if this camcorder stops recording
because of a condition other than pressing the start/stop button (e.g., if the tape has reached its
end), the connected device will continue recording.
I would test it to be sure it works with you device before counting on it.
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Old August 7th, 2019, 02:30 PM   #7
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Re: XH-A1 record tapeless

Hi Bob:
I still used mine with the Sony HVR-MRC1 Memory Recording Unit.
You can find still on ebay. There are several. Some made in china.
Others used, take your pick.
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