Direct to Disc Recording vs Recording to Tape

This post was written by Matt on May 26, 2009
Posted Under: How Stuff Works

A short discussion about the Disc Vs. Tape debate

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So true… I use tape based cameras as a primary but use a hard drive for secondary/B-roll stuff. I make it a habit of deleting any footage that I don’t need when I transfer and store the good footage on my external HD. I suggest when your shoot is finished turn on that hard drive camera, click through and delete the bad footage. Hard drives make it so easy to delete stuff where as in a tape based system you have to capture then cut and delete.

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Written By Stefan Tribble on May 27th, 2009 @ 8:17 am

Thanks for the article. This is why I like and use the Sony Z7U. It records HDV/DV to both tape and to compact flash at the same time. It’s a great camera.

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Written By Guy Cochran on May 27th, 2009 @ 11:10 am

Is this a wordpress or a typepad blog? The theme is real nice.

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Written By Zebra Rain Boots on October 16th, 2009 @ 3:44 pm

It is a custom word press shell.
Thanks for the kind words.

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Written By Matt on January 28th, 2010 @ 7:02 am

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