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#1 estecam@mac.com

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 11:11 AM

Hi there, I was told that Panasonic discontinued the DVCPRO HD tapes ( the red lid ones). So I bought the standard DVCPRO "yellow lid" tapes for my Varicam. They said to me they were the same, except for the price and lid color. They worked OK on the camcorder, but the Panasonic's HD130DCP deck gives me a wind up error and the tape gets all damaged. The deck has always worked fine with the DVCPRO HD tapes (red lid ones) but they are discontinued! Should I sell everything?
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#2 Nathan Milford

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 12:29 PM

My Panasonic guy tells me this:

"He has a problem with deck. All the tapes red lid, blue lid or yellow lid are exactly the same 8.5 ┬Ámm thick with same base layer and metal particle formulation."

You can talk to Mariusz here at Abel (at the number below). He works on our decks. he should be able to steer you in the right direction.
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Posted 10 June 2005 - 10:37 AM

The red lid tapes have a hole on the back whereas the yellow lid tapes don't. hmmmmm. My deck works great with red lid tapes. Actually I bought this tape deck from Abel.

Edited by estecam@mac.com, 10 June 2005 - 10:38 AM.

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