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

Answer 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 »

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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 »

Mini DV, DVD , Hard Disk, or...and what brand?

Samsung makes a nice hard disk camcorder that I like. Personally, I wouldn't recommend MiniDV since you have to buy tapes...then convert them..then play them (or drop a few hundred on a miniDV pla... 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 »

Is there something I could buy to get my mini dv footage on my computer?

HI there you need to get a firewire card IEEE1394 and cable together they will cost about 35 ish to fit the card just turn the pc off and remove the case. insert the new card in a spare PCI slot, ... Read More »