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Old 07-31-2017, 10:20 PM
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The best Betacam format I worked with was SX. As long as you took care of the tapes (stored them in their boxes instead of loose, where they could pick up dust and dirt) they'd last forever.

When I retired my last DN9-WS in 2014, I was still occasionally using tapes that I had originally been issued in 1999. Fifteen years is an eternity in the life of a field tape.

The only tapes I ever had to throw out were some of the original batch that I didn't store properly when we first switched from analog Betacam.
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