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Panasonic AY-HDVM63AMQ Mini HDV/DV/DVCAM Compatible Advanced Master Cassette

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Product Highlights
  • 63 Minute Recording Time in SP Mode
  • S-AME Technology
  • 30% Fewer Dropouts
  • Dry-type Lubricant
  • DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) Coating

The AY-HDVM63AMQ Mini HDV/DV/DVCAM Compatible Advanced Master Cassette from Panasonic is a Mini HDV tape that has 63 minutes of recording time in SP mode. The tape is built to withstand the repeated rewinding, fast forwarding and playback of professional editing. It has a +1.2dB higher output level provided by using S-AME (Super Advanced Metal Evaporation) technology.

The tape has 30% fewer dropouts than the competition. The dry-type lubricant and thick DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) film development boosts durability for high speed shuttling, still-frame and professional editing. A surface treatment process further reduces the chance of a head clog, while keeping output high and bit error rate low. The tape is supplied in a rugged hard plastic case with side locks to prevent accidental opening. Special grooves allow safe stacking, and all surfaces have a non-slip ribbed pattern.

Professional mini DV videocassette with 63 minutes of recording time in SP mode
S-AME (Super Advanced Metal Evaporation) technology, employed yields a higher magnetic density, providing +1.2dB higher output vs. the competition
30% fewer dropouts than the competition
Dry-type lubricant and thick DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) film development boosts durability for high speed shuttling, still-frame and professional editing. A surface treatment process further reduces the chance of a head clog, while keeping output high and bit error rate low.
Stable tape transport and significantly extended head life
Rugged hard plastic case with side locks to prevent accidental opening. Special grooves allow safe stacking. All surfaces have a non-slip ribbed pattern.
Format Mini DV
Recording Time 42 minutes in Professional mode
63 minutes in SP mode
94 minutes in LP mode
Coating DLC (diamond-like coating)
Packaging Hard plastic case

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PanasonicAY-HDVM63AMQ Mini HDV/DV/DVCAM Compatible Advanced Master Cassette
 
4.8

(based on 75 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality recording (68)
  • Reliable (61)
  • Good value (56)
  • Versatile (15)

Cons

  • Drops frames (4)

Best Uses

  • Master recordings (58)
  • Back-up (13)
  • Dubbing (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (49), Enthusiast (22)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (51)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Larger than average case!

I was a little hesitant to purchase this product from B&H, fearing it was not a mini-DV cassette. I mean, let's face it, this case looks a little big for...Read complete review

I was a little hesitant to purchase this product from B&H, fearing it was not a mini-DV cassette. I mean, let's face it, this case looks a little big for it to be a mini-DV tape. I reluctantly bought it, and when I received it I found that I was right, it WAS a large case. As a matter of fact, I would say it is probably the same size as a DVCPro tape case. Inside though was a mini-DV tape (which made me very relieved). So I only write this "review" to inform you all that even though the case looks big (and it is), there is STILL a mini-DV tape inside of it. I dinged it a star, only because I can't fit it into my mini-DV rack (the MDV-50), and they're such an obscure size from all the other mini-DV cases that I have (i like to stay organized)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Dropouts

I've been using these with my FX-1000 and have been experiencing a few dropouts. I've probably have had 1-2 / tape. Other than that everything else is fine.

I've been using these with my FX-1000 and have been experiencing a few dropouts. I've probably have had 1-2 / tape. Other than that everything else is fine.

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5.0

Great Tape

By Vinyl_Video_Productions

from Southwest, MI

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Value
  • High Quality Recording
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Master Recordings

    Comments about Panasonic AY-HDVM63AMQ Mini HDV/DV/DVCAM Compatible Advanced Master Cassette:

    I have had no problems with this tape. I have gone through about 7 of them so far with no drop frames or any other issues. Having the label stuck on the tape is a huge time saver and convenience factor. I also like the larger case which is ideal for stacking and storage.

    Camera used is the Canon XHA1S

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    5.0

    Good value

    By Channel 70 Video Productions

    from Asheville NC/Los Angeles NC

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Value
    • High Quality Recording
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Master Recordings

    Comments about Panasonic AY-HDVM63AMQ Mini HDV/DV/DVCAM Compatible Advanced Master Cassette:

    We use these tapes in Sony cams with good results. So far, zero drop outs and zero breakages.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Good price on Panasonic HDV/DV tapes

    By CGBCOMS

    from Santa Monica, CA

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    Pros

    • Good Value
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Dubbing

      Comments about Panasonic AY-HDVM63AMQ Mini HDV/DV/DVCAM Compatible Advanced Master Cassette:

      Great tapes for the price, very well protected in a hard case, good quality. Haven't had glitches or dropouts in all the Panasonic tapes I have used (over 50 so far). Would highly recommend these for people who are still using HDV tapes.

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      5.0

      Top Rate Video Tape

      By kamots

      from Rock Tavern, NY

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Value
      • High Quality Recording
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Master Recordings

        Comments about Panasonic AY-HDVM63AMQ Mini HDV/DV/DVCAM Compatible Advanced Master Cassette:

        Far cheaper than Sony's HDV tape and they perform better.

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        5.0

        great cassette at a great price

        By fastfreddy

        from New York, NY

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        Pros

        • Good Value
        • High Quality Recording
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup

          Comments about Panasonic AY-HDVM63AMQ Mini HDV/DV/DVCAM Compatible Advanced Master Cassette:

          These cassettes are top quality at a fraction of the price I was usewd to paying for either DV or DVCAM tapes. For the hybid type HD video camcorders they provide an einexpensive means of having a hard copy back -up of your shots.
          I'll be back for more.

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          5.0

          Excellent tapes, "reasonable Price"

          By Saul Pro Video

          from Red Oak Texas

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          Pros

          • High Quality Recording

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Master Recordings

            Comments about Panasonic AY-HDVM63AMQ Mini HDV/DV/DVCAM Compatible Advanced Master Cassette:

            I am a professional Videographer, use on my Weddings, excellent tapes for master work. I like the hard case. a little bulky but you want to be safe on your equipment. quality of tapes are excellent. hard cases could be a little smaller, but they are sure protected hard plastic. for the price they are excellent

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            5.0

            Cheaper but Greater Results!

            By Jon

            from Portland, OR

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            Pros

            • Good Value
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Panasonic AY-HDVM63AMQ Mini HDV/DV/DVCAM Compatible Advanced Master Cassette:

                I was using the other brand (Sony HVD tapes) for my HVD tape recording using the Canon XH-A1s. I tried this because it is cheaper but works great for my camera! I am a loyal B&H shopper for the past 3 years now and looking forward for more business. Thank you.

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                5.0

                Excellent tapes at a great price

                By kamots30

                from Rock Tavern, NY

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                Pros

                • Good Value
                • High Quality Recording

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Master Recordings

                  Comments about Panasonic AY-HDVM63AMQ Mini HDV/DV/DVCAM Compatible Advanced Master Cassette:

                  After buying a bad batch of HDV tapes from another manufacturer, I decided to look for a replacement brand. I have used these tapes so far without a hitch and they also turn out to be a couple of dollars cheaper than the tapes I have been buying.

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                  4.0

                  Great for Weddings

                  By Gino

                  from Winnipeg Manitoba

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                  Pros

                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Master Recordings

                    Comments about Panasonic AY-HDVM63AMQ Mini HDV/DV/DVCAM Compatible Advanced Master Cassette:

                    I use these tapes exclusively for weddings. The large durable cases take a beating when I'm on the run. No drop outs, no problems. The best thing is that they are pre labelled. So when I am done filming, right away a label is ready! HDV is not dead yet.

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                    5.0

                    excellant tape

                    By erg2nd

                    from Sonora, CA

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                    Pros

                    • Good Value
                    • High Quality Recording
                    • Reliable
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Master Recordings

                      Comments about Panasonic AY-HDVM63AMQ Mini HDV/DV/DVCAM Compatible Advanced Master Cassette:

                      I use this tape with my Sony DXC D35 with DSR-1 recording deck--gives me excellant color, sound, and video reproduction. I do mostly documentary presentations.

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                      5.0

                      Worked perfectly

                      By jiggpuff

                      from Washington, DC

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Value
                      • High Quality Recording
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Master Recordings

                        Comments about Panasonic AY-HDVM63AMQ Mini HDV/DV/DVCAM Compatible Advanced Master Cassette:

                        Inexpensive and reliable. I purchased 6 tapes for 2 shoots and used almost the entirety of each tape. When capturing the video into FCP I had zero drop-outs. That's all I can ask for. I once purchased 12 standard Panasonic DV tapes for a week-long shoot and had constant drop-outs throughout each tape which obviously hurt in editing. So if shooting for a client/job I highly recommend these advanced tapes.

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                        4.0

                        Great tapes!

                        By Ricpian

                        from Mountain Lake, MN

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                        Pros

                        • Good Value
                        • High Quality Recording
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Master Recordings

                          Comments about Panasonic AY-HDVM63AMQ Mini HDV/DV/DVCAM Compatible Advanced Master Cassette:

                          I am currently using these tapes for our church. So far I haven't had any issues with them. I will continue to use them.

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                          5.0

                          Great product/great service

                          By Heartlight Video Productions

                          from Southern New Jersey

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Value
                          • High Quality Recording
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Master Recordings

                            Comments about Panasonic AY-HDVM63AMQ Mini HDV/DV/DVCAM Compatible Advanced Master Cassette:

                            I use the Panasonic tapes for my professional video business and love the quality.

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                            5.0

                            Excellent product

                            By Bob O

                            from Mountaintop, PA

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                            Pros

                            • Good Value
                            • High Quality Recording

                            Cons

                            • None so far

                            Best Uses

                            • Master Recordings

                            Comments about Panasonic AY-HDVM63AMQ Mini HDV/DV/DVCAM Compatible Advanced Master Cassette:

                            While I cannot stand the giant boxes that these AY-HDVM63AMQ come in the quality of the product is excellent.

                            * They used to come in smaller boxes better for space saving storage.

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                            5.0

                            Great quality, reliable, professional pa

                            By Reminisce Video Productions

                            from Hartford CT

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Value
                            • High Quality Recording
                            • Reliable
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Master Recordings

                              Comments about Panasonic AY-HDVM63AMQ Mini HDV/DV/DVCAM Compatible Advanced Master Cassette:

                              I have been using these tapes for about 4 years now, never have had a problem excellent quality, no drop outs, if you want to save a dollar per tape they you can purchase them is a different case, I prefer the more professional one since I give all the master tapes to my clients.

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                              5.0

                              Great tapes

                              By Patrick the Videographer

                              from Charlotte, NC

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                              Pros

                              • Good Value
                              • High Quality Recording
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Panasonic AY-HDVM63AMQ Mini HDV/DV/DVCAM Compatible Advanced Master Cassette:

                                  Used over 40 so far with absolutely no problems.

                                  In a HVR-Z5U.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great tape and causes no wear on heads

                                  By Len

                                  from Canton, Ohio

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                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Good Value
                                  • High Quality Recording
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Backup
                                    • Master Recordings

                                    Comments about Panasonic AY-HDVM63AMQ Mini HDV/DV/DVCAM Compatible Advanced Master Cassette:

                                    Great Tape and causes no wear on your video heads do to special coating on tape. No dropped frames when capturing and great quality.

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                                    4.0

                                    Good tape

                                    By Bayroc

                                    from Manchester, Mass

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                                      Cons

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                                          Comments about Panasonic AY-HDVM63AMQ Mini HDV/DV/DVCAM Compatible Advanced Master Cassette:

                                          Nice tape for the price.

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                                          5.0

                                          costwise it is the best

                                          By gilbou

                                          from Quebec,Canada

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                                          Pros

                                          • Good Value
                                          • High Quality Recording
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Master Recordings

                                            Comments about Panasonic AY-HDVM63AMQ Mini HDV/DV/DVCAM Compatible Advanced Master Cassette:

                                            wonderful films in my old jvc camcorder and it's rugged plastic protective case will keep it intact for many,many years

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                                            5.0

                                            Mini Dv Tapes

                                            By Di

                                            from Detroit, MI

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                                            Pros

                                            • Good Value
                                            • High Quality Recording
                                            • Reliable
                                            • Versatile

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Panasonic AY-HDVM63AMQ Mini HDV/DV/DVCAM Compatible Advanced Master Cassette:

                                                I film gymnastics and these tapes are really great plus they come with a nice heavy duty case with easy to see labeling. I have no complaints!

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