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#1 Daniel Smith

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 06:04 PM

Hi.

I'm buying some stock for my bluescreen film, and couldn't help but notice the recycled/evaluated tape is about 75% cheaper.

I don't mind buying the new stuff, but if the evaluated tapes are ok then I'd rather just save myself a load of money.

So, do I dare cut corners and buy the recycled stuff? Will drop outs be a problem?

Also, the large DVCPro tapes will work inside the HDX900, right?

Thanks.


p.s. Buying from here: http://www.tapesuk.c...og/DVC_Pro.html
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#2 Stephen Williams

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 03:30 AM

Hi Daniel,

It's probably OK, but there is an increased risk of dropouts. It depends how important any one take is.

Stephen

Hi.

I'm buying some stock for my bluescreen film, and couldn't help but notice the recycled/evaluated tape is about 75% cheaper.

I don't mind buying the new stuff, but if the evaluated tapes are ok then I'd rather just save myself a load of money.

So, do I dare cut corners and buy the recycled stuff? Will drop outs be a problem?

Also, the large DVCPro tapes will work inside the HDX900, right?

Thanks.


p.s. Buying from here: http://www.tapesuk.c...og/DVC_Pro.html


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#3 John Sprung

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 06:39 PM

What you have to do is evaluate the evaluators. Even more so than with new tape, the quality of what they ship can vary from company to company. There are a couple good ones here, Media Distributors and MSE. The stuff from Media Distributors actually has fewer dropouts than new tape, because they only sell what comes out clean from the RTI QC machine.

Ask your tape company if they use the RTI's, and if they provide the machine's automatic printout with each tape. If possible, ask other people who have bought from them recently.

http://www.mediadistributors.com




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#4 Daniel Smith

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 08:27 AM

Thanks.

I don't know anyone who's ordered from Tapesuk.co.uk but they specialise in tapes so, I'll presume they are good.

What I really need to know is if the 94 minute large tapes will work inside the HDX900. Becasue on the web site they are listing both small and large tapes, and I'm not sure if they are reffering to the physical length of the tape or the size.

Cheers.
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#5 Daniel Smith

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 09:05 AM

I just spoke to Tapesuk.co.uk and apparently they won't. And unfortunatelly they don't do recycled medium tapes...
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