Sony 63 Minute Videographer Grade Mini DV/HDV Tape: HDM63VG
This professional grade mini dv tape, the HDM63VG, offers high quality, reliable recording at a reasonable price. VG stands for "Videographer Grade." The VG tape is recommended for use with Sony Professional HDV camcorders and performs better than competitors in the DV/HDV category.
- Fewer Dropouts- Fewer dropouts means fewer errors and a more stable tape. The 63VG tape also has improved picture quality.
- Fewer Errors- Single layer AME-II tape technology provides a cleaner signal during playback.
Eligible for Sony Rewarding Recording!
The HDV63VG tape from Sony qualifies for 2.5% back in Sony Rewarding Recording dollars.
What Should You Know About Mini DV Tapes?
Mini DV tapes are metal evaporated video tapes for use in both consumer and professional recording environments. The format is favored because it is easy to use. Mini DV cameras are portable and lightweight, and Mini DV cassettes are an affordable choice.
This HDM63VG tape is designed to fill the quality gap between the DVM60PRR, which is a consumer-grade tape, and the 63DM Digital Master, which is designed for use in professional applications. Sony's 63VG formula results in 75% fewer dropouts and 40% fewer errors than the DVM60PRR.
Sony recommends that you run a cleaning tape every 50 hours of recording or playback.
Mini DV Lubricant
There are many conflicting reports on the effects of "Wet vs. Dry" lubricants in Mini DV tapes. For an in-depth explanation, check out Sony's article on the issue.