This weekend I'll be taping upwards of 20 hours of video. I'm going out and getting the MiniDV tapes I'll be using later today. I usually "unpack" or "stripe" the tapes by recording all the way through them, establishing a stable timecode over the tape for Firewire-controlled capturing. Now, I really don't have the time to record through all the tapes so here's my question: I'm going to be taping (on 1 hr tapes) for almost an hour straight with only maybe 2 or 3 recording stops in between. The timecode should stay consistent instead of restarting, right? It usually only jumps if you go back and watch the video, messing up the exact position it left off, right? and as far as quality, it won't be changed, right?