Is there really a difference between miniDV and DVCAM tape?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Shooting DV Films : One Thread
I have heard that DVCAM is just a gimmick by Sony, and that there is no difference in quality (if shooting in either with a miniDV). Yet I have also heard that there are fewer dropouts with DVCAM tape. Any views? Thanks.
-- agustindq (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 30, 2001
Yes, DVCAM is a different formulation in a different shell. Over prolonged use, in particular, I think you would see a differnce in durability and dropout if not picture quality. Similarly, Panasonic has developed a professional line of DV tape with improved selection process, formulations and better shells. You can see all these products in the video tape > DV secion of our online store at http://www.store.yahoo.com/protape.
Consumer tape overall, in any format, has quality control that is not strict as compared to pro. In some cases, it's not even much cheaper.
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