Hi all I have some mini DV tapes that I shot on 12 bit and, for sound sync reasons, I'm running them back to my camcorder set to 16 bit, and then pulling them back to iMovie. I've done this for a few movies now and it's fine. Today I did this for a movie, played it back to the camcorder, then rewound the tape in the camcorder and sent ANOTHER movie to it; i.e. to the SAME tape. When I sent this second movie back to iMovie I noticed that the quality was a lot worse than the others I've done (especially noticeable on stills). The movies were shot during the same holiday, on the same camera, etc. This is the first time I've re-used a tape. My question is, despite being digital, is a miniDV's quality reduced if it's re-used? Thanks for any experience I can learn from.