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Best MiniDV Tape for Canon HV20?

by HBhawk / November 20, 2007 7:58 AM PST

What is the best MiniDV tape to use for recording HD video on a Canon HV20? I ordered a couple of Sony High Definition 63 minute tapes from Amazon with my camera order. The cost of the tapes came to about $7 each. Should I be looking at any other brands or grades of tape?

Sorry for starting another thread today, but I thought it would be a good idea to keep this topic separate from the other.

Hawk

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You don't really need the hidef tape
by boya84 / November 20, 2007 8:12 AM PST
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The ones you ordered are among those recommended.
by Kiddpeat / November 20, 2007 8:45 AM PST

Once you use a particular brand, and perhaps type of, tape, don't change it. Sticking with the same tape formulation is a good thing for the recorder since it avoids mixing the chemicals contained in different brands or types of tape.

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