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HD Mini DV Tape

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I've recently discovered they make digital video tape that records in high definition and it looks very much like the standard definition tape I am already using, except it costs four times as much. If I try to use it in my DVX 100, will the quality of footage I record improve at all, and will it even record? I imagine I already know the answer to this question, I just wanted to make sure.

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I saw someone accidentally record 480i DV instead of 720p HDV (as they intended) on one of those Sony HDV Mini DV-sized tapes on a JVC camera. The 480 footage looked just the same as if it had been recorded on a regular tape. Technically, one could argue that the slightly higher levels of iron oxide on the HDV tape or me more stringent production process and quality control would make a difference vs recording on the regular Mini DV tape, but I couldn't see it.

 

More info here:

 

 

http://www.hv20.com/showthread.php?2844-THE-tape-info-thread/page1

Edited by Saul Rodgar

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