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Can I use a DVCAM format tape in a DVCPRO VTR and vice-versa? How about recording and playing back a MiniDV tape in the DVCPRO hardware?

Question:
Can I use a DVCAM format tape in a DVCPRO VTR and vice-versa? How about recording and playing back a MiniDV tape in the DVCPRO hardware?

Answer:
The DV family of products are based on a common format specification, but different tape types are used in the two professional variants. The DVCPRO systems utilize a Metal Particle tape while DVCAM uses the same metal evaporated tape formulation as the MiniDV format. For specific issues of tape compatibility, please consult your hardware's instruction manual or contact the manufacturer directly.


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