How many DV Tapes do you have?

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How many DV Tapes do you have?

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How many DV Tapes do you have?

Post by youngfilmmaker » Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:22 pm

How many DV tapes do you guys have? I am just curious. Do you guys keep raq footages? Or Record on top of them.
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Post by UFProductions » Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:43 pm

Uhh, none... I shoot on Digital 8 (Hi-8 tapes). I've got less than 10 of them, I back up to disc and re-record over stuff. New projects get new tapes, little things I just re-record. I went into a mosh-pit at a friends concert back in the summer with my camera while shooting on a re-used tape, and any time I got hit hard the tape flickers to old footage, it's hilarious!
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Post by MasterMike » Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:46 pm

I always keep my tapes, since storing the raw footage on a hard drive isn't generally practical and I'll inevitably want to tweak something in the far future.

At the moment, we have about 30 miniDV tapes from various projects. The Forest II alone has 7 tapes (and counting...)
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Post by mickcar73 » Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:46 pm

like 12 dv tapes, and 14 analogue 8mm tapes

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Post by maj_barnes » Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:11 pm

I have around 10 or so, there's more around my room hiding everywhere. Most are accumulated by people forgetting them in a camera at school and me going into the bin and taking them all. I record over all of them (which at times I really regret).

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Post by challengerbravo525 » Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:14 pm

5 dv tapes and 2 8mm tapes...there cr** though:(
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Post by Grant » Sat Jan 06, 2007 5:33 am

I keep basically everything I shoot.
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Post by Lawriejaffa » Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:04 am

Um god knows like 60+ i mean i keep whats been shot before for archiving etc

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Post by DEDFX » Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:44 am

I probably have around 8 digital8 tapes, taping over stuff that's garbage.

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Post by F.F.F. » Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:30 am

12-13 MiniDV
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Post by Gyro » Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:06 pm

I have so many tapes lying around, it's ridiculous.
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Post by youngfilmmaker » Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:55 am

Wow. So many Tapes =].
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Post by FabianJansen » Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:11 pm

Possibly around 10-15 tapes as far as I know. And none of them have labels!
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Post by youngfilmmaker » Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:45 am

Yea. I had like 50 DV tapes, and i just labeled them this weekend. Good Memories. =]]
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Post by rhys » Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:46 am

4, one for my crappy little movies, one for family stuff, one for my sisters wedding, one for my niece (shes like 2 years old).
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RE: How many DV Tapes do you have?

Post by Ornsack » Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:44 pm

Easily over 50.

I keep everything. Not only 'cus you never know when you're gonna need the footage again, but I love watching old unedited stuff several years on. It's like a nice memory snapshot. Stuff like the unedited Chemical Ali tapes shows me what kind of life I had 4 years ago, and it's a great laugh. The between-take banter is great!

I have all my old VHS-C tapes (30 or so) which I did kinda recycle which was a shame, but I couldn't afford new tapes all the time then. But it means I have 15 hours of video of me playing around between the ages of 7 and 16 which is just amazing to watch back.

Point being, everyone try and film as much of their life as they can and keep it. Give it 5 years and you'll really enjoy it. Give it 10 years and you'll get all emotional watching it ;)
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Post by stevebigscreen » Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:57 pm

I nevr record over original footage and now have in excess of 200 tapes over the last 7 years

Pain in the a*se and expensive but a neccessary evil.

I recorded over one by mistake in the early days and have regretted it ever since....

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Post by youngfilmmaker » Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:03 am

I recorded over one by mistake in the early days and have regretted it ever since....

That happens to me sometimes. :oops:
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Post by ALove » Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:21 am

Wayyy to many.
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Post by foxwood » Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:42 pm

I try and keep everything I shot though some tings have been taped over eather from poor planing or being a bit poor from time to time, but nothing major has been taped over before.

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Post by Gyro » Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:19 pm

The place I work gives me free professional Panasonic Mini DV's so the pile has grown ever so much more this past year.
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RE: How many DV Tapes do you have?

Post by Epsilon » Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:36 am

I couldn't vote because I own less than a dozen tapes. I don't see the reason for having so many... it doesn't really make you more of a filmmaker or anything. Just capture the footage to a harddrive and reuse them. How many tapes can one possibly go through in a session, or even in a whole weekend?

I'm sure I have terrabytes worth in disk space, but it's far better than tapes that can degrade over time. Plus you can burn backups to dvd and buy extra harddrives to ensure nothing gets lot. It's far cheaper, more reliable, and more practical than buying and storing 200 tapes...

Home movies are a different story.

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Post by youngfilmmaker » Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:37 am

Interesting Concept Epsilon.
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Post by angusware » Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:38 am

I have four. Used them for six years. Can't afford new ones and don't see any reason to either.

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Post by Zac » Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:15 am

well i prob have like 4-5 but they're all family stuff, ive got only 1 that i myself use, and yeh i just re-record over it.
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