Empty DV Cases

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by lcronkite, May 16, 2007.

  1. lcronkite macrumors newbie

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    After making search after search and browsing completely through several websites, I still cannot find a place where I can buy just EMPTY DV tape cases. These cases get dropped and banged around all the time and eventually a replacement is simply needed...

    Problem is, I can't find ANYWHERE that sells them! Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

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    I don't know of anyone that sells them either ... but I have to say, after using thousands of MiniDV, DV and DVCam tapes over the last 7 years, I've only had one case break. Sounds like you may just be clumsy or just not exercising due diligence in their care and handling.

    -DH
     
  3. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe he is filming himself breaking mini-DV cases.
     
  4. -DH macrumors 65816

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    Could be. ;-)

    But it sounds more like the OP is reusing tape stock quite often.

    -DH
     
  5. lcronkite thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Empty DV Cases

    I bought a bunch of used DV tapes for a project and about 100 of them were without cases.
    That's why I need empty cases.
     
  6. -DH macrumors 65816

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    First it was
    >> These cases get dropped and banged around all the time and eventually a replacement is simply needed<<

    Now it's
    >>I bought a bunch of used DV tapes for a project and about 100 of them were without cases. That's why I need empty cases.<<

    Which one is it really?

    -DH
     
  7. lcronkite thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What difference does it make?
    I was looking for some help, not a ration of s***!
     
  8. -DH macrumors 65816

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    Yeah ... and we were expecting real questions about digital video, not a load of BS. But it doesn't make any difference at all. Just an observation.

    -DH
     
  9. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Sorry I can't help but I'm enjoying the chat :)

    FJ
     
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  11. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Well... after browsing google for a few minutes I got nothing. Your best bet might be to contact a manufacturer of mini-dv tapes and see if they know where you can get some. Otherwise you might try some enclosed storage bins that hold mini-dv tapes.
     
  12. zim macrumors 65816

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    sounds suspicious to me... ;)

    I did a quick google and came up with this. I am sure if you google some of their terminology you could find examples.
     
  13. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah... that's about all I could find. But no single replacement cases.
     
  14. tomkirlin macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, Edgewise doesn't have empty miniDV cases...Might want to do the research first before posting a goose chase...

    I've actually been looking for the same thing...

    My reason is, I have purchased a bunch of SONY DVCAM tapes but will be traveling through Thailand shooting a doco and would much rather lug the small cases as opposed to the big cases...

    I've looked everywhere w/ no luck
     

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