Can you delete and re-record over Mini DV tapes?

Answer Yes you can, but there are some things to keep in mind.Many professions claim that you should never re-use a tape for any serious work. They say it causes more frequent "dropouts" (lost frames that... Read More »

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Is Re-recording over mini dv tapes bad for a vx1000?

Bad for the heads? No. The tape has a plastic substrate to which the metal oxide (that stores the digital information) is bonded. Over time, the plastic stretches, the metal oxide can flake. This d... Read More »

Can you reuse video camera tapes once full (Like polaroid mini DV tapes)?

I've been re-using my mini DV tapes for years. It's been said that you can re-use them until they break. I mark them each time I re-use one and trash it after the tenth time. Here's hoping you have... Read More »

I have 30 mini DV tapes of raw footage - should its backup be on mini DV or hard disk?

Holy crap! 30 tapes? You need approx. 540 GB of storage, then some more for editing.You'd need a lot of hard drive space. How do you plan on editing without the entire collection of tapes on a har... Read More »

What is the life expectency of Mini DV tapes vs. mini DVDs?

DVD disks, when stored away from heat or direct sunlight in their cases or some type of case, have a life span of 10 - 20 years.Tape starts to curl and dry within 5 years unless you stand it with t... Read More »