View Full Version : recomended mini DV tapes for the XL2?
11-10-2004, 04:25 PM
Get a DVX.
Sorry. I couldn't resist. ;D
11-12-2004, 03:36 PM
Was the " At Risk Youth Trailer " filmed on a DVX ?
Despite TC's apparent prejudice and inability to answer a simple question, the XL2 is pretty amazing. Though the Canon rep suggested Canon tapes ( surprise eh ? ) I've been using the Panasonic MQ's and the results have been pretty impressive. Don't think I'll be switching brands anytime soon.
Best of luck.
Panasonic AY-DVM63MQ tapes are fine with the XL2. The Canon DVME-60 MiniDV tapes are $9.49 at B&H Photo compared with $6.99 for the MQs, and I'm sure EVS Online can provide you a better price then that. Plus the MQ variety is excellent quality. I don't think Canon even makes their own tape, just has another company label it for them??
I'm with TC though: should probably invest in a Panasonic AG-DVX100! ;D
11-12-2004, 11:43 PM
not talking tape quality, the mqs are white which enjoy a whole new set of advantages.
11-13-2004, 05:05 AM
Thanks for the advice.