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Sony DVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes)

B&H # SODVM63HD Mfr # DVM63HDR
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The Sony DVM-63HD 63 Minute Mini DV HD Video Cassette is a high quality recording media for the consumer or prosumer HD camcorder. It is used for HDV camcorders with its improved image quality, and the professional 63 minute tape duration. The tape features 90% fewer errors and 50% fewer dropouts compared to DV Reference tape. The additional 3 minutes on the tape is for test recording. This helps the user calibrate the camera for best results. You can record the full 63 minutes of 1080i video. When recording in 720p HDV or in DV mode, you can record 94 min in LP and 63 min in SP setting.

High definition video recording with 63 minutes recording time of 1080i video. When recording in 720p HDV or in DV mode, you can record 94 min in LP and 63 min in SP setting.
90% fewer errors due to 40% increase in carrier-to-noise ratio
50% fewer dropouts
50% less tape shrinkage
3db higher carrier-to-noise ratio
Lubricant improves tape stability running under a wide range of operating conditions.
Designed for 1080i or 720p HDV recording and playback.
3dB higher carrier-to-noise ratio vs. premium DVC tape
Format Mini DV HD video cassette
Recording Time 63 minutes in 1080i video
94 minutes in 720p HDV or DV with LP setting
63 minutes in 720p HDV or DV with SP setting
Sony DVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes)
  • 90-Day Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    SonyDVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes)
     
    4.6

    (based on 99 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (77)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • High quality recording (61)
    • Reliable (52)
    • Good value (50)
    • Versatile (16)
    • Highly compatible (12)

    Cons

    • Drops frames (5)
    • Pricey / poor value (4)
    • Unreliable (3)

    Best Uses

    • Master recordings (55)
    • Back-up (16)
    • Dubbing (7)
    • Shooting outdoors (7)
    • Travel (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (40), Enthusiast (26), Casual user (12), Film professional (6), Tech savvy (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (53)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    DVM-63HD Mini DV Video Cassette by Sony

    I've been using these tapes in a Sony HDR-HC3 HD camcorder since December, 2006. When I first purchased the camcorder I used standard MiniDV tapes and experienced drop outs. This caused great difficulty...Read complete review

    I've been using these tapes in a Sony HDR-HC3 HD camcorder since December, 2006. When I first purchased the camcorder I used standard MiniDV tapes and experienced drop outs. This caused great difficulty when trying to edit in Premiere Elements. I have used over 25 of the Sony HDV tapes to date and they have preformed flawlessly. I intend to save the tapes as my masters, so I feel they are well worth the price.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Be aware of select tape failures

    We use a Canon XH A1 and use the Sony HD tapes as they are most consistent than other brands. However, we shoot 20-30 tapes a month and there are always 1-2...Read complete review

    We use a Canon XH A1 and use the Sony HD tapes as they are most consistent than other brands. However, we shoot 20-30 tapes a month and there are always 1-2 tapes that fail (no timecode, do not capture data). It might not be a Sony issue as we've heard certain cameras only play well with certain brand tapes, but, these tapes generally have 1-2 bad tapes every 20-30 tapes.

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    5.0

    VERY GOOD AND RELIABLE CASSETTE

    By Dr Satyakam Phukan

    from Guwahati, Assam, India

    About Me Power User

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Long Lasting
    • Never Gets Stuck
    • Never Gets Stuck While Pl
    • No Change With Time
    • No Dropped Frames
    • Reliable Recording
    • Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony DVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes):

        I have been using these cassette since last 3 years for a documentary project with my Sony HVR-HD 1000P camcorder. One problem is, these cassettes are not available in India and I could not buy any in Thailand either. All my cassettes hence had to be bought from BH Photovideo only. Due to difficulty in procurement, in a documentary shooting trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh, I had used two Sony ordinary DV casssettes and 4 Panasonic HDV cassettes. During video capture I could see the difference between these cassettes and the others. While the Sony ordinary cassettes and the Panasonic HDV got stuck while playing repeatedly and gave multiple dropped frames, non of the these cassettes ever got stuck and very rarely did they give me any dropped frames.I could never find any change in their performance with time, multiple playbacks. I really love and rely on this good product and spend a lot procuring them from BH Photovideo because it pays me rich dividends.Dr Satyakam PhukanGuwahati, Assam, India

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Good product, good price, great service

        By Lynner

        from IA

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adequate Capacity
        • Highly Compatible
        • Reliable Recording

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Movies

          Comments about Sony DVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes):

          The HD tape is what I need for small business, professional looking video. Sony tapes have always been high quality

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          DVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes)

          By Tammi

          from Yakima, WA.

          About Me Power User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adequate Capacity
          • Highly Compatible
          • Reliable Recording

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Movies
            • Off Road Videos

            Comments about Sony DVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes):

            We have a XH-A1 canon camcorder and have tryed all the different mini dv types and this one by far has the best track record so far. The videos are clear and HD quality is great. I would recommend these to any one.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great tapes

            By Marcus

            from Olrando, Florida USA

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Reliable Recording

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sony DVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes):

                Great tapes with no drop out.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Very good quality tape

                By Dobbs

                from Bristol, CT

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adequate Capacity
                • Reliable Recording

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Movies

                  Comments about Sony DVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes):

                  I use to record plays and concerts, quality is always very good. Nothing to say that is not good about these tapes.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  CHEAP FILM CASSETTES

                  By JOHN THE ACTOR

                  from MANHATTAN NYC

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Quality Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sony DVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes):

                      I use cassette films in my Canon HD HV20 video camera.
                      I've filmed over and over on the same ones before and probably don't need new ones, but they're cheap, and it's such a pleasure just being in the store (B & H Photos) and I always learn somthing of use n some other department of their shop!
                      I gather they can be bought in packets of 5 but aren't really cheaper that way. Still, no criticism.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Resolution HD Tape

                      By Matt, the one guy still shooting to tape

                      from Saint Paul, MN

                      About Me Advanced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Quality Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Pontoon Boats

                        Comments about Sony DVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes):

                        This is a great tape that has treated me well. Honestly, I really just want to win $1000 for writing a review, so I don't need to buy tapes anymore, and can upgrade to a new camera...that I'd totally buy from B&H. Love you guys. Keep offering great products and great prices. Cheers.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Perfect for our projects

                        By PTArchives

                        from NYC

                        About Me Power User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Value
                        • High Quality Recording

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Master Recordings

                          Comments about Sony DVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes):

                          We shoot performances of a dance company, and need video production that works with no guesswork or hitchs. These tapes are excellent.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Good tape

                          By zr7293SX

                          from NY

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Value
                          • High Quality Recording
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Camcorder

                            Comments about Sony DVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes):

                            Does the job. No dropouts in the one tape I've used so far.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            always buying this tapes

                            By mayis

                            from brooklyn new york

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • High Quality Recording

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Master Recordings

                              Comments about Sony DVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes):

                              The quality is impressive the best tape i use it on is the HDV format i recommend

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Quick, easy, inexpensive

                              By Kvideo

                              from Wilmington, Delaware

                              About Me Power User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Master Recordings

                                  Comments about Sony DVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes):

                                  I shoot all of my professional HD footage with Sony DVC HD

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great tapes!

                                  By Mike

                                  from Lenexa, Kansas

                                  About Me Casual User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Good Value
                                  • High Quality Recording
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Master Recordings

                                    Comments about Sony DVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes):

                                    Have used these cassettes for filming our trips to Europe and family vacations and events. They are always reliable and produce great movies. Sometimes we wish they were longer (80 minutes)

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Good Tapes--Get the job done

                                    By cory

                                    from ny, ny

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Comments about Sony DVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes):

                                    These tapes are good. I've used hundreds of them. Wish they were cheaper.

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                                    5.0

                                    best way to save the good times

                                    By ano

                                    from Trinidad & Tobago

                                    About Me Power User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • High Quality Recording
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Master Recordings

                                      Comments about Sony DVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes):

                                      tapes are safe to record on
                                      will not crash

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Great HDV tape

                                      By ABR

                                      from Boston MA

                                      About Me Power User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • High Quality Recording
                                      • Versatile

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Master Recordings

                                        Comments about Sony DVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes):

                                        Great HDV tape

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        DVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes) by So

                                        By Bart

                                        from Moose Jaw, SK (Saskatchewan), Canada

                                        About Me Casual User

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Good Value

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Master Recordings

                                          Comments about Sony DVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes):

                                          High quality product well known to me but just a word about B&H order filling efficiency and shipping arrangements . . . these get five stars too. Many thanks to your staff.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Gets the job done

                                          By Jim the Runner

                                          from New York, NY

                                          About Me Power User

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • High Quality Recording
                                          • Reliable
                                          • Versatile

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Backup
                                            • Dubbing
                                            • Master Recordings

                                            Comments about Sony DVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes):

                                            Very hard to find but good product

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                                            • No

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                                            4.0

                                            good products

                                            By yohi

                                            from NY

                                            About Me Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • High Quality Recording
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Sony DVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes):

                                                good for HDV

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                                                3.0

                                                Good quality tape but pricey

                                                By PEVON Photography

                                                from East, TX

                                                About Me Power User

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Reliable

                                                Cons

                                                • Pricey

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Master Recordings

                                                Comments about Sony DVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes):

                                                Never dropped a frame yet using this product.
                                                Reason for only 3 stars is the price. I've seen Sony tapes labeled "professional" for a fraction of the cost.

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                The greatest HDv tape

                                                By Matt

                                                from Montréal, Québec

                                                About Me Power User

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Good Value
                                                • High Quality Recording
                                                • Reliable

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Backup
                                                  • Master Recordings

                                                  Comments about Sony DVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes):

                                                  Really great stuff, no timeline drop, can rewrite without trouble.

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                                                  • No

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