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Panasonic AY-DV83PQUS Mini DV Pro Cassette

B&H # PAAYDVM83PQU MFR # AY-DVM83PQUS
Panasonic AY-DV83PQUS Mini DV Pro Cassette

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Product Highlights

  • AME Magnetic Evaporation Technology
  • 83 Minutes of Recording Time
  • Rugged ABS Resin Shell Construction
  • Anti-static Treated Cassette Lid
  • 2-Way Opening Soft Case
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The Panasonic AY-DV83PQUS Mini DV Pro Cassette uses AME (Advanced Magnetic Evaporation) technology to provide high signal output and consistent durability and reliability in a recordable videocassette. It has a rugged ABS resin shell that prevents warp damage and cassette housing damage. An anti-static treated cassette lid repels dust, debris, and contaminants, minimizing dropouts. The cassette case is molded from a resin that won't break, even if dropped. The 2-way lid construction lets you easily extract the tape with one hand, even while shooting.
This tape has 83 minutes of recording time.

Mini DV tape with 83 minutes of recording time
AME (Advanced Magnetic Evaporation) technology) yields a tape with high signal output, and consistent durability and reliability
Rugged ABS resin shell construction prevents warp damage and cassette housing damage, providing tough, impact-resistant durability and reliability
An anti-static treated cassette lid repels dust, debris, and contaminants, minimizing dropouts
Cassette case is molded from a resin that won't break, even if dropped. The 2-way lid construction lets you easily extract the tape with one hand, even while shooting.
Format Mini DV
Recording Time 83 minutes in SP mode
Tape Length 318.6' (96.5 m)
Coating Not Specified by Manufacturer
Packaging Plastic cassette case
Weight 1.39 oz (39.5g)
Panasonic AY-DV83PQUS Mini DV Pro Cassette
  • 90-Day Warranty from B&H
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    PanasonicAY-DV83PQUS Mini DV Pro Cassette
     
    4.8

    (based on 68 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (58)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Produces great video (52)
    • Easy to use (40)
    • Durable design (37)
    • Highly compatible (36)
    • Durable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Shooting indoors (36)
      • Documentaries (33)
      • Shooting outdoors (33)
      • HD shooting (22)
      • Travel (20)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (58)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Film professional (28), Tech savvy (26), Aspiring film maker (11), Technically challenged (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Tape for the Panasonic DVX-100B

      I purchased the AY-DV83PQUS Mini-DV Pro tape for my Panasonic DVX-100B camcorder (which I previously purchased through B&H) and it displayed the professional quality I was looking for. Living in Orange...Read complete review

      I purchased the AY-DV83PQUS Mini-DV Pro tape for my Panasonic DVX-100B camcorder (which I previously purchased through B&H) and it displayed the professional quality I was looking for. Living in Orange County, CA it is often difficult to find a pro quality mini-DV tape, unless you want to drive out to LA. Even more difficult to find one that is 80+ minutes in length. The tape even offered no problems or interruptions when I output my edited Avid content from my computer back to the tape in the camera[...] have yet to cause a single problem when being used in the field.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Don't buy it

      The salesman recommended this over the inexpensive Sony tape I've been using to avoid dropped frames. I've had nothing but trouble on this project. I've shot 25 rolls and captured five. Of the...Read complete review

      The salesman recommended this over the inexpensive Sony tape I've been using to avoid dropped frames. I've had nothing but trouble on this project. I've shot 25 rolls and captured five. Of the five, two have had mis-tracking (tape coming unspooled) and one had dropped frames. I'm back to Sony next time.

      Reviewed by 68 customers

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      5.0

      Great near-90 minute videotape!

      By Ron the drummer

      from Silver Spring, MD

      About Me Technically Challenged

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Produces Great Sound
      • Produces Great Video

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Filing Indoor Live Action
        • Filming In-door Concerts

        Comments about Panasonic AY-DV83PQUS Mini DV Pro Cassette:

        I have a jazz band in my retirement community and give 90 minute concerts bi-weekly. I wanted a high-quality but longer than 60' mini-tape to film the group. This lasts almost 90 minutes and produced terrific video and excellent sound. The B&H salesperson was very helpful in sorting among a zillion products.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Reliable and great Price

        By LarryJ

        from St Louis, MO

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Highly Compatible
        • Produces Great Video

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • HD Shooting

          Comments about Panasonic AY-DV83PQUS Mini DV Pro Cassette:

          Have used these for years, reliable, no problems, extra time is great!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Exceptional product.

          By Jim W.

          from Trion, Georgia

          About Me Aspiring Film Maker

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Produces Great Video

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • HD Shooting

            Comments about Panasonic AY-DV83PQUS Mini DV Pro Cassette:

            The AY-DV83PQUS tapes are heads and shoulders above other tapes and provide excellent color and practically zero dropouts and errors. In my 20+ years of videoing everything from ball games to weddings I have come to rely exclusively on these since a 60 minute tape rarely is enough recording time. Thanks to B&H for having great deals on these and other products.

            Jim W.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Very pleased with these tapes.

            By Michael

            from Rockaway, NJ

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Panasonic AY-DV83PQUS Mini DV Pro Cassette:

                  Never knew that mini dv tapes came in this extended 83 minute length. I had to tape a 3 hour program and this kept the tape swapping in and out of the recorder to a minimum.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Panasonic tapes for Panasonic DV cameras

                  By The video guy

                  from Miami Fl

                  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-DV83PQUS Mini DV Pro Cassette:

                    The best for depositions, the 20 extra minutes can be a boost to one's professional status.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Always good @ B&H

                    By TcolVideo

                    from NYC

                    About Me Film Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Documentaries

                      Comments about Panasonic AY-DV83PQUS Mini DV Pro Cassette:

                      This is the back up tape I always use only from B&H... the best!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Tape

                      By Bobbu64

                      from Haddonfield, NJ

                      About Me Better Than Average, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • 83 Minutes Is Great
                      • Durable Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Produces Great Video

                      Cons

                      • No cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Shooting Outdoors
                      • Use For Sporting Events

                      Comments about Panasonic AY-DV83PQUS Mini DV Pro Cassette:

                      I have found this tape to be a wise choice. The extra recording time can be invaluabale

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Professional quality at a great price

                      By Vstevens15

                      from Florida

                      Comments about Panasonic AY-DV83PQUS Mini DV Pro Cassette:

                      Great quality output, at a compatible price...fast shipping!

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                      5.0

                      Useful for Event Videography

                      By Mike

                      from Vicksburg, MS

                      About Me Video hobbiest

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Documentaries
                        • Home Movies

                        Comments about Panasonic AY-DV83PQUS Mini DV Pro Cassette:

                        Panasonic tape quality is top notch. I use these 83-minute tapes for event videography where activities are longer than 60 minutes and there is no opportunity to change tapes.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Runs very smoothly!

                        By kwaters

                        from indian wells, ca

                        About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Documentaries
                          • HD Shooting
                          • Shooting Indoors

                          Comments about Panasonic AY-DV83PQUS Mini DV Pro Cassette:

                          I decided to spend more and I'm glad I did. The Sony mini-dv cassettes keep jumping and buckling. Not having that problem here.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Solid, reliable media.

                          By lchapman99

                          from Fort Collins, CO

                          About Me Film Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Produces Great Video

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Panasonic AY-DV83PQUS Mini DV Pro Cassette:

                            I've used these tapes for live shoots (including HDV) since they were introduced. The extra time is a valuable asset. Now I only use tape as a backup and record primarily to CF. I would never switch to another brand.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            I would buy this product again and again

                            By videoman49

                            from Bucks County, PA

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Produces Great Video

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Documentaries

                              Comments about Panasonic AY-DV83PQUS Mini DV Pro Cassette:

                              Great for extended recording needs!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Will buy product again

                              By Chicagoguia

                              from Chicago, IL

                              About Me Event Videographer, Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Documentaries
                                • HD Shooting
                                • Home Movies
                                • Shooting Indoors
                                • Shooting Outdoors

                                Comments about Panasonic AY-DV83PQUS Mini DV Pro Cassette:

                                very reliable tapes. I use them as archival backup, together with hard drive based JVC HD-200 camera.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Panasonic satisfied again

                                By Vproducer67

                                from Buffalo NY

                                About Me Film Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable Design
                                • Produces Great Video

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • HD Shooting
                                  • Shooting Indoors
                                  • Shooting Outdoors

                                  Comments about Panasonic AY-DV83PQUS Mini DV Pro Cassette:

                                  Though i normally try to stick with a tape that has 60 minutes because there can only be so much space in the cassette case,I had a music project that was going to be about 75 minute sets.Panasonic has a 83 minute tape that worked great. Didn't see any difference in quality but got the time i needed.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  An old reliable!

                                  By lucky lulu

                                  from NYC

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Documentaries
                                    • Shooting Indoors
                                    • Shooting Outdoors
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Panasonic AY-DV83PQUS Mini DV Pro Cassette:

                                    Always reliable for sd shoots

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Mini DVD tape

                                    By The hunter

                                    from Marietta, Ga

                                    About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable Design
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Highly Compatible

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Documentaries
                                      • Home Movies
                                      • Shooting Indoors
                                      • Shooting Outdoors

                                      Comments about Panasonic AY-DV83PQUS Mini DV Pro Cassette:

                                      Tape used to record weddings and church function .

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Tape

                                      By Dustin

                                      from Kalamazoo, mi

                                      About Me Film Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable Design
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Produces Great Video

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Panasonic AY-DV83PQUS Mini DV Pro Cassette:

                                          Needed a tape capable of holding more than the standard hour and have always had great experience with Panasonic tapes with my Sony camera. This tape is no exception and will be purchasing more for events I tape that have the possibility of being longer than an hour.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          I would buy this product again and again

                                          By Peter

                                          from Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Produces Great Video

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Shooting Indoors
                                            • Shooting Outdoors

                                            Comments about Panasonic AY-DV83PQUS Mini DV Pro Cassette:

                                            Thank You for having this product< in Canada it is very hard to get this now. I am a videographer and I do a lot of Wedding On Mini DV tape. 60 minutes tape is not working for me , it is better for me to 83 minutes so I do not have to change tape in the midel of an events. So please do not stop saleing these tapes and I will keep buying them from you.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Mini DV Pro

                                            By byrd

                                            from seal beach, CA

                                            About Me Film Professional

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Shooting Indoors

                                                Comments about Panasonic AY-DV83PQUS Mini DV Pro Cassette:

                                                Product4 was perfect, shippingt fast, and well packaged.
                                                thank you

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                Mini DV Tape Review

                                                By China Mentor

                                                from New York City

                                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Produces Great Video

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

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

                                                  Comments about Panasonic AY-DV83PQUS Mini DV Pro Cassette:

                                                  Great performing product, very consistent with no flaws.

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                                                  • No

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