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

Answer 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 »

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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 »

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 »

Are mini DV tapes reusable?

Mini DV tapes, which are used in many modern camcorders, can be reused. Although tapes are relatively inexpensive, the recording quality is very good. In fact, mini DV camcorders were the first con... Read More »

Is there a VHS adapter for the mini dv tapes?

I don't believe there is such a thing. The VHS player wouldn't be able to read the tape from the minidv tape anyway. You may want to go to a camera store, local production studio, or somewhere el... Read More »