Where can I find DV Tapes tat can run for 3 hrs.


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thegroon

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3 hours???
i doubt it, but unless somemore knows this lobang,... the longest i know is 60mins per tape...
 

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lchungwe said:
Where can I locate DV Tapes that cn run for 3 hrs ?

Please advise as I need to record competition ?
Use the ELP mode on your miniDV cam.
If your cam is an old 1, then U're out of luck...
 

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If you are talking about DVCAM tapes, there are 180min tapes available.

But note: DVCAM tapes are the professional types, so I'm not sure if you are talking about this..

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on a normal 60min miniDV tape,
SP is 60 mins
LP is 90 mins
ESP is 120 mins
ELP is 180 mins.
Try to use a new tape. Else the quality may not be acceptable.
 

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I believe there are 90min SP miniDV tapes, but I have never seen local shops stock it. No, I am not refering to using the LP mode either.

But in the first place, why do you need such long running tapes? With some pre-planning and practice, you should be able to stop the recording, eject the used tape and insert a new one in a few seconds. Have your new tape ready in your pocket standing by(not in its protective cover), and once u come to a lull in the action, do the change.

So far, covered weddings with 60min tapes, and learnt never to use the LP mode(as far as possible). The video quality deteriorates rapidly, and the audio is effected.
 

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