Tape brands vs MiniDV cam brands

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Au, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. Au

    Au Guest

    I have to recommend a MiniDV camera to a friend, and whilst I always
    stick to a brand that I trust - has a very low failure rate for me, I would
    like to know if buying a different brand would make a huge difference.

    I am going to spec a Sony (spit) MiniDV camera, and I know Sony make their
    own tapes, but I prefer TDK.

    Should I recommend Sony tapes for a Sony camera, or can I use a different
    brand tape? In other words, is Sony designing their machines to better
    perform with Sony tape?

    Au, Feb 26, 2006
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  2. Au

    Oldish sod Guest

    I don't think it matters if you use one brand of tape in another
    brand of DV camcorder - just don't keep changing between
    one brand and another seems to be the trick. That could just
    be pure google though. ;)
    Oldish sod, Mar 1, 2006
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    waterspout Guest

    Check to see if their warranty conditions demand the use of Sony tapes. As
    far as performance is concerned DV is DV - it either works or it doesn't.
    Longevity and durability would be the only possible difference.

    chris w
    waterspout, Mar 21, 2006
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