Originally Posted by Shadow_7 /forum/post/18199240
Tape is on the way out, but still useful if you plan on having the camcorder blown up on re-entry or run over by a truck and still be able to recover something from the recording.
Originally Posted by dustindu4 /forum/post/18200041
and doesn't ever degrade
Originally Posted by Shadow_7 /forum/post/18202092
As long as there is a demand, there will be a manufacturer. Now that doesn't mean R&D and NEW models. But can you still buy 8 track players? How about cassette players? Sure you can't just walk into walmart and pull them off the shelf anymore. But you can still get them to a degree. As a former Y2K programmer modifying 1970's and 1980's code in 1998 and 1999. (and 386 with a 7" monitor)
Tape can be shaken violently and not break. It can be cut in half and still be of use. Cut a hard drive or flash card in half and see if you can still say that. Drop a tape and a hard drive from the empire state building and see which is still usable.
Originally Posted by Tom Gull /forum/post/18202421
Can you list pros and cons for each media as opposed to a few supportive examples on tape alone? I don't think anyone here has tried to post an entirely objective comparison...
Originally Posted by Pepster returns /forum/post/18200625
I am not a fan of HDD either.
Try doing this with tape or HDD:
"Cruise photos intact after camera hauled from seabed
The woman seen posing on the QM2 with the QE2 in the background
A woman can be seen on the deck of the QM2, with the QE2 behind
A trawlerman is trying to trace the owner of a digital camera after it was hauled from the Atlantic seabed in his nets with the photos still intact.
Benito Estevez believes the camera was dropped overboard from the QM2 cruise liner in the middle of the Atlantic.
The camera's memory card revealed five photographs, including a woman posing on the deck of a ship, with the now out-of-service QE2 in the background.
Mr Estevez, of Spain, is now trying to trace the people in the pictures.
The QE2 made its last ever voyage to Dubai in November 2008.
BBC South Transport Correspondent Paul Clifton says the ship the woman is posing on is the QM2, and the two liners sailed together from Southampton to New York in October 2008.
A man is seen in one of the photographs wearing an Oxford tourist hat
The couple may have been US tourists returning home after visiting Britain
It was the QE2's last ever transatlantic round trip between the two cities.
Mr Estevez caught the camera in his nets off the west coast of Europe, so the camera was probably lost in the early days of the crossing.
It may be that the couple are from the US, as one picture shows a man wearing a woolly tourist hat from Oxford.
Cunard, the shipping company that owns the QM2, said no-one had reported a lost camera and the firm had not been able to trace the people in the pictures."
Originally Posted by Suntan /forum/post/18202778
You can list pros/cons in the debate over Blu ray vs HD DVD, it still doesn't change the fact that the industry has decided what the standard will be going forward.
You're going to get a max of 1440x1080i on tape and they aren't going to be updating that with a new tape design. Further, editing is already "real time" with a strong but affordable computer, this will only continue to become less of an issue going forward, whereas tape still requires a conversion before editing.
Originally Posted by xfws /forum/post/18204002
With the new, larger capacity flash cards coming into play; how long will the AVCHD format, with a ceiling of only 24mbps, remain relevant?
Originally Posted by dustindu4 /forum/post/18204137
As long as Blu-ray is the standard format, which should be a minimum of 10 years. 24Mbps is the ceiling of blu-ray. Blu-ray won't be replaced until 3DTV storage requirements exceed BD capabilities