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Just got a panasonic AG-DVC30 - do i need to use panasonic mini dv tapes or can i use the more common sony ones?

Jared Hall

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Some have wet lubricants and other have dry lubricants and mixing two brands can result in the heads being gummed up when they get mixed together.

Or maybe this is just marketing talk to keep you stuck with one brand, I don't know.

I always tried to stick with one brand and if I did switch brands I'd run a headcleaning tape for a bit first. But those are abrasive so just use them very briefly. 

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