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Panasonic AY-DVM80XJ 80 Minute Mini DV Professional Digital Video Cassette

B&H # PAAYDVM80XJ Mfr # AY-DVM80XJ
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The Panasonic AY-DVM80XJ 80 Minute Mini DV Professional Digital Video Cassette is a professional quality video tape. It uses a DL (diamond like) carbon coated thin film with reduced tape friction.

Professional quality Mini DV Video Cassette
Physical Tape Specifications
  • Length: 93.1m
  • Width: 5.5mm
  • Thickness: 6.35 micrometer
Technical Tape Specifications
  • Coercivity: 120 KA/m
  • Output Level: 21 MHz, more than 0
  • Frequency Response: 21/10.5 MHz, dB within + or - 2
  • Over write: 10.5/21 MHz, dB less than 2
  • C/N: 21 MHz dB more than -2
  • C/N: 10.5 MHz dB more than -2
  • Output level: 0.47 MHz dB 0
  • Impulse Response: Within + or - 5
Recording Time
  • 80 minutes in SP mode
  • 120 minutes in LP mode
Format Pro Mini DV
Recording Time 80 minutes in SP mode
120 minutes in LP mode
Coating Diamond like (DL), carbon-coated thin film
Reduced tape friction

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PanasonicAY-DVM80XJ Mini Professional DVC
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Highly compatible (4)
  • High quality recording (4)
  • Produces great video (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Master recordings (3)
    • Shooting indoors (3)
    • Shooting outdoors (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Film professional (4), Enthusiast (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Solid.

    I never use any Mini DV tape other than Panasonic and it's been that way for years. The 80 minute length on these tapes is great for situations where you must have minimal tape...Read complete review

    I never use any Mini DV tape other than Panasonic and it's been that way for years. The 80 minute length on these tapes is great for situations where you must have minimal tape changes.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Can't always count on the quality of tap

    I buy this product because it has the capacity of a 2 hour long meeting. However sometimes it digitally goes haywire. You can't reuse this tape more than one time because it just won't...Read complete review

    I buy this product because it has the capacity of a 2 hour long meeting. However sometimes it digitally goes haywire. You can't reuse this tape more than one time because it just won't allow you to re-use without a digital mess!

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    3.0

    To early to tell

    By CHRIS DE PREACHER

    from US Virgin Islands

    About Me Film Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • HD Shooting

      Comments about Panasonic AY-DVM80XJ Mini Professional DVC:

      I will be testing it against the Sony version of the same item.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      High Quality Tape

      By Chipster

      from Albany, New York

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Value
      • High Quality Recording
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Panasonic AY-DVM80XJ Mini Professional DVC:

          I love these tape for all uses but especially for when I do hockey games. I have 2 kids in hockey and the video is excellent.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great product

          By Brian Roberts

          from Atlanta, Ga

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Value
          • High Quality Recording
          • Reliable
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Master Recordings

            Comments about Panasonic AY-DVM80XJ Mini Professional DVC:

            Use the Panasonic miniDV tapes for multi-cam shoots and have always used their 80mins tapes and they have never let me down.

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            5.0

            great pro tapes

            By Theo

            from canada

            About Me Power User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • High Quality Recording

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Master Recordings

              Comments about Panasonic AY-DVM80XJ Mini Professional DVC:

              these are the best tapes. I have never had any problem with it.

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              5.0

              Good Quality Tape for Panasonic

              By Vince

              from San Jose, CA

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • High Quality Recording
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dubbing
                • Master Recordings

                Comments about Panasonic AY-DVM80XJ Mini Professional DVC:

                Works very well with a 3CCD cam. Under proper lighting you get rich colors and clarity.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best Tape for the Money

                By Kevin

                from Woodstock, GA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Lightweight
                • Very Few Dropouts

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Panasonic AY-DVM80XJ Mini Professional DVC:

                    In my opinion, having an 80 minute tape in the camera makes life a little easier...especially when most gigs run about an hour. I have found this tape to have the least amount of dropouts, even with HDV footage.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Can't always count on the quality of tap

                    By MEM

                    from Shelter Island, NY

                    About Me Run Town PEG Channel 22

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • It can hold up to 2 hours

                    Cons

                    • Can't always rely on it

                    Best Uses

                    • Town Meetings

                    Comments about Panasonic AY-DVM80XJ Mini Professional DVC:

                    I buy this product because it has the capacity of a 2 hour long meeting. However sometimes it digitally goes haywire. You can't reuse this tape more than one time because it just won't allow you to re-use without a digital mess!

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                    5.0

                    great tapes

                    By rowdy

                    from Salt Lake, UT

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Produces Great Video

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Shooting Indoors
                      • Shooting Outdoors

                      Comments about Panasonic AY-DVM80XJ Mini Professional DVC:

                      These are great tapes, nothing more to say. I would never use anything buy Panasonic.

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                      5.0

                      Great tapes

                      By RYAN

                      from Kersey, PA

                      About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional, Technically Challenged

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Produces Great Video

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Documentaries
                        • Home Movies
                        • Shooting Indoors
                        • Shooting Outdoors
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Panasonic AY-DVM80XJ Mini Professional DVC:

                        Its hard to find 80minute Mini DV tapes and Panasonic has a great one. I use it as a master tape for some of my films.

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                        4.0

                        Great overall

                        By Adamanthil

                        from Milwaukee, WI

                        About Me Film Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Produces Great Video

                        Cons

                        • Relatively High Cost

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Panasonic AY-DVM80XJ Mini Professional DVC:

                          These tapes work great for all sorts of professional and amateur video applications. They are high quality and the 80min length is extremely useful.

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                          5.0

                          Solid.

                          By Larry

                          from Fort Collins, CO

                          About Me Film Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Produces Great Video

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Documentaries
                            • Home Movies
                            • Shooting Indoors
                            • Shooting Outdoors
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Panasonic AY-DVM80XJ Mini Professional DVC:

                            I never use any Mini DV tape other than Panasonic and it's been that way for years. The 80 minute length on these tapes is great for situations where you must have minimal tape changes.

                            • How long have you owned it:
                            • One-to-three months

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