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Tony Hills March 12th, 2004 05:00 AM

Changing a tape brand
Hi everyone

I know this is a long running theme, but I would like to change tape brands. I have just bought a used XM1 which I know its history. It has hardly been used (probably 20 hours max, and most of that was when the owner lent it to me for a wedding shoot!).

He has always used TDK, whereas I prefer Panasonic Pro in my existing XM1. It could get a little confusing about which tape to remember to put in which camera, and I would prefer to use just Panasonic for both.

Does anyone have any views on permanently switching this second camera to Panasonic tape? Would head cleaning with a tape cleaner be sufficient to prevent longer term problems through switching?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.


Frank Granovski March 12th, 2004 06:44 AM

I would just clean the heads with a tape cleaner and then switch.

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