Ooops! Wife wrote over miniDV tape.

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by VanMac, Aug 14, 2005.

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    VanMac

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    Hey.

    So, as the title suggests, my wife tapped over the movie we had in the camera.

    I have just purchased a 12" iBook, so I tried importing a movie into iMovie to see how it would work. Worked great. I rewinded the tape in the camera when done as I was going to archive it.

    Wife picks up the camera the next day and tapes over the whole thing! So, thankfully I have that data on disk.

    Question is this. Can I just dump that movie back up to a new blank miniDV tape from iBook to camera? Is there any data loss in the transfer, or being all digital, will it be just like a file transfer.

    Any advice or precautions appreciated.
     
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    Of course you can write it back to tape. In imovie I forget but I believe you go to file>share>some option for camera. Have your cam hooked up and on whie you do this.
     
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    Rod Rod

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    Yup, put everything you want to keep onto the timeline, and then "share" (export / print to video) to the camcorder.

    There should not be any data loss unless there's some sort of (rare) tape problem.
     
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    CanadaRAM

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    Do Mini DV tapes have a "write protect" tab?

    o'course, if your wife taped over it, that would be one thing, but if she pulled a Gregory Hines and tapped over it, that puppy's probably beyond saving...
    5,6,7,8!
    :D
     
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    Lacero

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    Sheesh, what kind of wife records over existing tape without telling the hubby. Something like that happens, I'm sure to write it down as ammunition for future arguments. :mad:
     
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    Rod Rod

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    Yes
     
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    AmigoMac

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    I read : Do Mini DV tapes have a "wife protect" tab? :eek:


    Gotta sleep, has been a long day.
     
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    VanMac

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    Thanks for the help, and amusing comments.

    Worked fine. Just selected all clips, and 'shared' it back up to a new blank tape. All is restored.

    Really all my fault, I should have protected tape, or at least pulled from camera. Oh well, live and learn.
     

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