Ooops! Wife wrote over miniDV tape.

VanMac

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May 26, 2005
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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.
 

Espnetboy3

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Feb 1, 2003
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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.
 

Rod Rod

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Sep 21, 2003
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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.
 

Lacero

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Jan 20, 2005
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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:
 

VanMac

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May 26, 2005
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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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