Sony Premium vs Sony Excellence

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Craig Busch, Dec 25, 2003.

  1. Craig Busch

    Craig Busch Guest

    I would appreciate it if someone could let me know the difference and
    share some experience as to which one would be best to use.
    Thank you
    Craig Busch, Dec 25, 2003
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  2. In the short term, the results are identical. The EX is rated for
    2db more signal/noise, but this is unlikely to matter in digital
    unless/until the signal is becoming marginally readable (long-term
    or poor storage). I use EX for mastering; PR is OK (or much
    more...) for single-use - and in 80-minute lengths, only PR is
    available in the US. Forget the chip in the EX - buy it without
    and save money.
    (BTW, I prefer not to mix tape brands, to avoid the possibility
    of head-clogging problems from mixing lubricants.)
    David Ruether, Dec 25, 2003
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  3. I've used Panasonic PQ (professional Quality) tape from Tape Resources,
    seems to work great with my JVC camera. Also tried Panasonic MQ, thought it
    was pricy and a bit of an overkill.. for digital signal, I don't think it
    really matters which tape you use, but higher quality tape is better for the
    long run.

    - Prasad
    Prasad Wimalasiri, Dec 25, 2003
  4. Some people report head-clog problems *especially* when mixing
    Panasonic tape grades (which may have lubricant-type incompatibilities...).
    David Ruether, Dec 26, 2003
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