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#1 Marty Hamrick

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 09:10 AM

I've been shooting Beta SX now for a little over three years now and I was told by one of my collegues at another market that SP tape can be used in an SX deck.That a 20 minute SP tape will run about an hour in an SX camera,which he says is great fir things like court cases and other things where the tape consumption is high.Are there any real problems with this?Are there any risks to equipment,tape or material shot this way?What are the downsides?
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Posted 03 October 2005 - 09:44 AM

I've been shooting Beta SX now for a little over three years now and I was told by one of my collegues at another market that SP tape can be used in an SX deck.That a 20 minute SP tape will run about an hour in an SX camera,which he says is great fir things like court cases and other things where the tape consumption is high.Are there any real problems with this?Are there any risks to equipment,tape or material shot this way?What are the downsides?


I know somebody who tried, Picture was OK but no sound! A very expensive mistake

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 02:29 PM

I know somebody who tried, Picture was OK but no sound! A very expensive mistake

Stephen



Hadn't heard that.I just noted that when I was assisting another shooter from out of town,he was using SP tapes in his SX camera.He swears by it.
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