Sony DVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes)

Sony DVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes)

Sony DVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes)

Sony DVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes)

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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
UPC: 027242242654
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Sony DVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes)
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    Sony DVM-63HD specs

    Tape Format Mini DV
    Recording Time DV-LP: 94 Minutes
    DVCAM: 41 Minutes
    HDV/DV-SP: 63 Minutes
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.08 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.8 x 2.1 x 0.5"

    Sony DVM-63HD reviews

    DVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 108.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from May not be best for Canon equip. Overall, it's a good tape, but a couple of tapes that I've recorded HD video on have dropouts. While I realize that this is typical for the MiniDV format, I have not seen this problem when using Panasonic HDV cassettes. In fact, I've never even seen dropouts on the cheap Sony DV cassettes (the black & red ones that they sell at the grocery stores). But I only have Canon DV equipment, and perhaps the Sony HDV cassettes don't get along with the Canons. I say that, because it appears that a lot of Canon users are having the same problem with the Sony cassettes, while users of other cameras find the Sony cassettes to perform perfectly.
    Date published: 2010-11-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from SIMPLY AMAZING I use these tapes for all types of shooting. I mostly use them for action sports such as snowboarding, but they work great for every type of shot that you are looking for. I have used more than 10 of these tapes and not once have I ever had a drop out. The quality on these tapes are amazing and captures only what you can put your mind to, they are a great deal for the price. I also like these tapes because they shoot in Standard DV and HDV. I don't have anything bad to say about these tapes except the packaging, they need to have a more sturdy encasement since these tapes deserve the protection.
    Date published: 2009-12-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great HD Tapes I needed some HD Tapes for a shoot I was doing at an airshow. I usually use cheaper non-HD tapes but I got these to make sure I would capture the best picture I could. Worth it. It has that extra edge of clarity and sharpness compared to the standard tapes. It also says it works best with the Sony FX1 which is what I own. The only down side is the costs. At 3-4x the cost, it might not be worth it for every HD shoot I do, depending on how long I'll be shooting I guess. I'd recommend it though if you want the best from your HD shoot. I will add that B&H had them cheaper than anywhere else, so that's a bonus.
    Date published: 2011-03-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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.
    Date published: 2008-11-02
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from I will consider when I buy more I bought 10 of DVM-63HD HDV Cassette ( 63 Minutes) by Sony one or two years ago, those Tapes were very good (The HD video I recorded is so beautiful). Recently, I have bought more 5 DVM-63HD Tapes(63 minutes), this time the tape was not like my expectation. there is one of two of tapes that I unpack for using can not record the video. I mean that there is nothing after I recorded about 10 minutes ( I can not see anything when I play back).So, I next time, I will consider when I buy more this kind of Tape.
    Date published: 2010-10-31
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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 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.
    Date published: 2010-07-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Very Solid Mini DV Tape These are the best tapes I have ever used for HDV. I've gone through several hundred tapes in the past 4 years and these are by far my favorite. The price is still a bit high compared to the other Sony Mini DV tapes. But unlike the lower quality tapes, I have never had a single drop out with any of these.
    Date published: 2009-01-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely Reliable Extremely reliable. I've been using these tapes for about two years with my pro cams & back up cams. Not once did they fail my shooting needs. As we enter into tape-less technology some jobs will still require tapes for archiving. The Sony DVM-63HD Mini DV Video are my preference. If you start with these tapes, or, another brand for your camcorder stay with the brand you selected when shooting. Manufacturers of tapes, use various lubricants & chemicals specific to that particular company's line of tape. Switching to another brand tape may in fact hurt your camcorder.
    Date published: 2008-08-21
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