Panasonic AY-DVM83PQUS

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Part Number: AY-DVM83PQUS

Panasonic AY-DVM83PQUS
  • Panasonic AY-DVM83PQUS


Original Price: $6.19


Mini DV/HDV Run Time 83 Minutes
Tape Size Small Cassette
Product Type Video Tape

Panasonic 83 Minute Professional Quality Mini DV Tape: AY-DVM83PQUS

This new DVM83PQUS Professional Quality minidv tape is made by Panasonic specifically for the US Market. The DVM-83PQUS boasts excellent electromagnetic performance, high durability and optimal head-to-head contact. Panasonic puts their many years of research and development into this tape to make it rugged, reliable and durable.

With AME (Advanced Metal Evaporation) technology, the PQ offers high signal output, durability and reliability you can count on! The ABS resin shell only enhances the durability of the tape by preventing warping and also offering impact resistance. While the shell protects the tape inside, the anti-static lid works to further keep out dust and contaminates that may interfere and cause drop outs. Use the sliding lock mechanism to prevent accidental erasure of footage on the tape.

Another perk of the new Professional series Mini DV tapes is the 2-way soft case. This case won't break if dropped and has two different ways of opening it. This makes removing a tape while shooting easy, and if you accidentally drop the case it won't shatter into dozens of pieces.


  • 83 Minutes of recording time
  • ABS resin cassette shell
  • Anti-static lid to keep out dust and debris
  • 2-way soft case that won't break if dropped
  • 33 minute and 63 minute lengths are available too
  • Known as AY-DVM83PQUS, DVM83PQUS, 83PQUS

  • TOL Part #: VP-DVM83PQUS
  • Manufacturer's Part #: AY-DVM83PQUS
  • Model: AY-DVM83PQUS
  • Product ID: 2322

Another fine quality product

Greg - 07/28/14

PROS: Allows me to record plays without changing tape during an act Excellent quality CONS: More expensive, but worth it for the extra 20 minutes

Tapes are great, service is even gretaer

Paul - 10/22/12

PROS: Service A+ CONS: none

Panasonic DV Mini tapes

Lamar - 05/31/12

PROS: Awesome Product and service CONS: None! THOUGHTS: None! USAGE: Great!

A reformed skeptic

Bob - 07/28/11

PROS: Why no body ever came out with this before, I'll never know, but for anything over an hour, this beats all those outboard hard-drives hands down. Held te HDV signal with nary a glitch in a concert situation in 4 different cameras. I needed this 8 months ago! (and long befoe that, too) CONS: The Tape Online folk told me that before you run these tapes in your cameras which have been using Sony stock erxcusively, you need to ru a cleaning cassette. and then run a different cleaner when you switch back - so I did, and there were no drop outs or tape problems at all. THOUGHTS: I never thought these tapes would work - so I tested one two nights before at a rehearsal and was duly impressed. Then, I still held my breath until I got the actual tapes back into the edit suite. I wouldn't use these ALL the time, but for ve performances, they might be the best (i.e., most useful) new product this year. USAGE: 4 ISO'd cams in a live presentation that went an hour and 13 minutes in the first half and an hour and 8 minutes in the second. Instead of outfitting 4 cams with outboard hard drives (for $1,000 each) you spend less than $6/camera for the whole night.